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Leidos, CADCA lead coalition to provide safe drug disposal pouch distribution in Huntsville

(Reston, Va.) May 8, 2020 –  Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Dynetics, are teaming up with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the Alabama Department of Mental Health and WellStone Behavioral Health to provide 19,600 drug deactivation (safe disposal) pouches to communities throughout Huntsville, Ala.
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SAFE Project to Distribute Drug Disposal Pouches Until May 16

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — The DEA’s bi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was postponed this month and hasn’t been rescheduled yet. The SAFE Project and Deterra have partnered to give households an alternate way of disposing of their prescription drugs. Until May 16, The SAFE Project is handing out Deterra drug disposal pouches to households in need. Each pouch holds up to 90 pills or 12 patches. Pour expired or unwanted drugs into the bag, add water, shake, and throw it in the garbage. The bag can also deactivate prescription creams and over the counter medicines, like ibuprofen. The
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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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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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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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Madison Chatham Coalition partners with funeral homes for safe disposal of drugs

The Madison Chatham Coalition has provided complimentary Deterra envelopes to Bradley and Son Funeral Home at its Chatham location for distribution to their clients. Bradley and Son Funeral Homes has five New Jersey locations. Allison Bardon, Coordinator of the Madison Chatham Coalition, noted, “Deterra can provide a safe and convenient way to rid a home of remaining medication after an illness or death.”
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Drug deactivation pouches made available to eliminate expired drugs in South Glens Falls area

More than 2,000 bags of expired medication have been safely disposed of in the South Glens Falls area, thanks to Deterra pouches. The Prevention Council received a grant to begin distributing the bags for free in the village. Over the past two years, people have picked up 2,500 bags. “The community has benefited from the program by eliminating the potential for abuse and by protecting our landfills and water sources,” said South Glens Falls Police Chief Kevin Judd.
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