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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 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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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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