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WV Prevention First to Launch Medication Disposal Campaign

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Prevention First in collaboration with the WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health, Kanawha County Communities that Care, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), and Verde® Environmental Technologies Inc., maker of the Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, will be hosting a press conference to celebrate the launch of their Medication Disposal Campaign. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority’s Lippert Terrace (4420 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV). The Medication Disposal Campaign will help educate citizens about how and where to properly dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired
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Health Plan of Nevada Drug Disposal Kit Donation

Monday morning, Health Plan of Nevada donated 8,000 prescription drug disposal kits to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. They want to help Nevadans safely dispose of unused opioids and prescription medications in an effort to combat the opioid crisis. Yenh Long, deputy director of the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy released this statement: We’re very glad to have this opportunity to collaborate with UHC and obtain the Deterra® drug disposal bags. We’re hoping to distribute these bags to Nevadans for the safe disposal of not just opioids but all types of medications that people have in their homes that
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FORMER DEA AGENT AND INSPIRATION FOR NETFLIX’S NARCOS SERIES ANNOUNCED AS VERDE TECHNOLOGIES’ NEWEST ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER

COMPANY ALSO RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR ITS EFFORTS TO TACKLE THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC MINNETONKA., MN, October 18, 2018 – Verde® Technologies, Inc., the maker of the Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, a drug deactivation and disposal pouch, announced the addition of Stephen E. Murphy, retired Special Agent in Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and inspiration for the hit Netflix® series Narcos, to its Deterra Advisory Council. Verde Technologies will also be the recipient of the 2018 CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Humanitarian of the Year award, presented to the company during the upcoming annual CADCA Drug-Free Kids Campaign
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DEA Educational Foundation youth outreach program sponsored by the Deterra Drug Deactivation System

“DEA: Youth Can Fly!” is the first of its kind in the country The DEA Educational Foundation will be working with Verde® Technologies, Inc., the makers of the patented Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, in their youth outreach program, “DEA: Youth Can Fly!” Verde Technologies has agreed to sponsor five schools for the youth outreach program which brings together DEA personnel and students in a unique mentorship opportunity that allows discussion about the dangers of drug abuse and the importance of education. DEA mentors accompany the students on a day long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning experience at the
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Drug Abuse Prevention Advocates Join Forces to Promote Safe Drug Disposal

The Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, a drug disposal pouch that provides an easy and effective way for people to dispose of unused or expired medications, will partner with a variety of substance abuse prevention advocates who share their commitment to safe and effective drug disposal. The new Deterra Advisory Council will conduct a variety of efforts to educate policymakers and the public about the unique benefits of drug deactivation kits, such as Deterra, including their ease of use, effectiveness and low environmental impact. Anyone can use a Deterra pouch to deactivate any drug, including opioids. Simply put unused pills inside,
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Inspira Health Network Battles Opioid Crisis with Proper Drug Disposal

The opioid crisis may have found its ounce of prevention in this small, zip-close pouch. It’s called Deterra, and nonprofit Inspira Health Network is making sure it gets into the hands of people who need it. “It’s a very simple product,” explained Inspira’s VP of Community Relations Carolyn Heckman. “It uses activated charcoal, which is not harmful to anyone. In fact, we often use that in our emergency rooms as a poison antidote. It’ll make you throw up.” That charcoal deactivates drugs, rendering them ineffective before disposal. Other companies are also using this technique.   Read the full story here
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