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Former Trump aide seeks to fight drug abuse, addiction in his new role

President Trump’s former domestic policy adviser is joining the board of directors of Verde Technologies, a company that produces a drug “deactivation” system to dispose of unused medications. Joe Grogan, who stepped down as White House Domestic Policy Council director in May, said in an interview that he plans to use his new position to raise awareness about the issues of drug addiction and overdose. The company’s product, he said, is a way to confront those problems by helping destroy drugs in an environmentally responsible way and prevent the misuse of medications. “This is a small way to contribute to
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 Joe Grogan, Former White House Domestic Policy Director, Joins Verde Technologies, Inc. Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 4, 2020) — Verde® Technologies, Inc., maker of Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System today welcomed Joe Grogan, former Assistant to President Donald J. Trump and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, to its Board of Directors. As a board member, Grogan intends to help Americans understand the Deterra System drug disposal technology as a solution to the addiction epidemic – and ultimately deploy it as a first option to rid the country of unused prescription or over-the-counter medications.   Grogan will advise Deterra System stakeholders, customers and community partners alongside board members, Hon. Mary Bono
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SAFE Project’s At-Home Drug Disposal Initiative Rids The U.S. of Nearly One Million Leftover Medications

In June 2020 the nonprofit will mail out 10,000 Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal pouches, more than doubling the campaign goals. WASHINGTON D.C. – June 24, 2020 – SAFE Project, a national nonprofit working to end the addiction epidemic, today released the results from the Gone for GoodTM at-home medication deactivation and disposal campaign. SAFE Project has enabled 10,000 U.S. households to safely and conveniently clean out their medicine cabinets by increasing access to effective at-home disposal options. The initiative aimed to break down barriers to safe disposal due to COVID-19, such as the postponement of DEA Drug Take Back
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Deterra and SAFE Project Launch At-Home Medication Disposal Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Verde® Environmental Technologies, Inc., maker of Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System today announced a partnership with national nonprofit SAFE Project to prevent drug abuse by increasing access to safe medication disposal resources. The campaign takes place April 24-May 16, complementing National Prevent Week (May 10-16). The campaign will enable people across the country to request a free Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouch to safely and permanently deactivate prescription medications from the comfort of their home. Complementary to other drug take back programs, such as the recently-postponed DEA Drug Take Back Day, the campaign will help rid nearly
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Deterra Partners with Funeral Homes to Destroy Unused Medications

Many situations contribute to the abundance of prescription drugs circulating in our society, from keeping unused prescriptions to losing a loved one in hospice care. The Madison Chatham Coalition in Madison and Chatham, New Jersey, has partnered with Deterra to provide complimentary drug disposal pouches to funeral home clients. These pouches will help deactivate and destroy unused medications after the loss of a family member, along with providing education on the importance of disposal. For more information, keep reading the full story from The Chatham Courier.
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Parma Police Use Deterra for Community Disposal Efforts

Police in Parma, Ohio, are tackling the drug abuse epidemic from a new angle, collecting prescription drugs and encouraging at-home disposal for proper prevention. In addition to collecting unused prescriptions at community drop-off sites, the Parma Police Department is distributing Deterra at-home medication disposal pouches to interested citizens. Get the full story below from Cleveland 19 News.
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Deterra Drug Deactivation System Enables New Jersey Pharmacies to Comply with Charlie’s Law

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Verde® Environmental Technologies, Inc., maker of Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, announced today the launch of four new retail products that are compliant with Charlie’s Law, groundbreaking legislation in New Jersey that now requires every pharmacy practice site in the Garden State to provide effective options for consumers to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications. The new law, named after Charlie Van Tassel, who battled addiction before passing away at the age of 33, requires pharmacies to carry effective drug disposal methods comprised of non-toxic materials and ingredients. Deterra is the only at-home safe medication disposal solution
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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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