Deactivates Drugs

Safe . Convenient . Permanent

WORKING TOGETHER TO CLOSE THE LOOP ON SAFE PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL

Deterra is the only independently lab-tested and scientifically proven system that permanently deactivates drugs.

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HOW DETERRA WORKS

  • Each patented Deterra Drug Deactivation System contains a water-soluble inner pod containing MAT12 Activated Carbon.
  • Pharmaceuticals are placed into the pouch and warm water is added, which helps release the activated carbon, dissolve pills, and draw the drugs out of patches.

BENEFITS OF THE DETERRA SYSTEM

  • Disposes of unused or expired medications safely, easily, affordably
  • Deactivates drugs permanently via a proprietary, patented technology
  • Safe for landfills
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ENVIRONMENTAL

Improperly discarded drugs damage our environment and pollute our rivers and lakes. Deterra’s proprietary MAT12 ® Molecular Adsorption Technology permanently deactivates drugs, rendering them safe for landfills and reducing watershed contamination.
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PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS

Since 2013, pharmaceutical companies have helped protect the health of their customers – and our planet – by donating millions of safe, effective Deterra® Drug Deactivation Pouches to advocacy groups and law enforcement agencies.
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NON-PROFIT

There are nearly 64,000 overdose deaths in America each year.* Groups that are working to defeat this epidemic can now add Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches to their toolboxes. Distributed at community events, the pouches can help save lives by reducing access to abusable drugs.
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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Schools can be powerful partners in saving lives by educating students and families about the dangers of unused drugs. Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches can help eliminate old medications from home medicine cabinets, and can also be used by school nurses and officers.
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HEALTHCARE

According to a JAMA Internal Medicine survey** of U.S. adults who used opioids, nearly 6 in 10 had or expected to have leftover doses. Health insurance companies can encourage their removal and safe disposal by covering the cost of Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches with every prescription painkiller.
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PHARMACIES + DISTRIBUTERS

Pharmacies and other distributors can promote the removal and safe disposal of unused and expired medications by including
a Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouch with every painkiller prescription they fill. Deterra is a safe, permanent way to help customers and communities prevent abuse by reducing access.
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CORPORATE

According to American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), opioid abuse costs employers approximately $10 billion*** from absenteeism and presenteeism alone. Making Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches available to employees can help them permanently dispose of painkillers, making them unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment.
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Addiction to prescription painkillers often starts with the home medicine cabinet, easily accessed by family members and
targeted by burglars seeking drugs to use or sell. Police departments can help keep pain medication out of the wrong hands by distributing Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches in their communities.

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How To Use

In three easy steps, the Deterra® Drug Deactivation System neutralizes drugs permanently, safely and quickly.

Tear open pouch and place unused medications inside Deterra

Fill pouch halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds for air to release. Some foaming may occur.

Seal pouch tightly, gently shake and dispose of in normal trash

To deactivate and dispose of used transdermal patches, attach the sticky side of the patch to a paper towel and insert into the Deterra pouch.  For unused patches, remove packaging and protective liner before attaching to paper towel.