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Broome County Combats Drug Abuse with Deterra

As the opioid epidemic upsets communities around the country, some are partnering with companies like Deterra to combat it. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar recently shared that the New York county has partnered with the Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System to distribute 2,000 deactivation pouches to residents. Combatting the heroin epidemic has been one of his top priorities since taking office. “People were dying, families were being broken apart, and we’re in a crisis,” he said. “Together, we jumped into the trenches and worked to fight this problem, and we’ve made a lot of progress.” Keep reading the full
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Verde Technologies Shares Deterra Deactivation System Programs for Safe Prescription Drug Disposal at National Association of Attorneys General Meeting Oct. 29 – 30

Deterra samples and information available during NAAG Eastern Region meeting MINNEAPOLIS (October 28, 2015) — To provide a tangible tool for leaders and consumers across the country to take action in preventing prescription drug abuse, Verde Technologies announces a series of initiatives to distribute the Deterra Drug Deactivation System for safe, in-home deactivation and disposal of prescription painkillers. The Deterra programs will be shared during the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region meeting at the New York University Law School, from Thursday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, where attendees will discuss best practices for combatting the
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Two U.S. Congressmen Visited Company HQ to Learn About Deterra’s Role in Rx Abuse Prevention

We hosted two influential visitors at the Verde Technologies office in Minnetonka, Minn. last month. Both U.S. Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s sixth district and Representative Erik Paulsen of Minnesota’s third district stopped by to tour our office, see our laboratory in action and discuss the prescription drug epidemic, including how the Deterra System is playing a critical role in providing safe, in-home deactivation and disposal of highly addictive, sought-after opioid painkillers. Rep. Emmer – who shared a personal story about a family friend’s addiction to painkillers then heroin, sadly causing his death, during his August 21 visit – saw
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