A survey of U.S. adults who used opioids showed that nearly 6 in 10 had or expect to have leftover opioids, according to the JAMA Internal Medicine journal. It’s critical that these medications be removed from homes and disposed of safely. Health insurance companies can help by covering the cost of Deterra® Drug Deactivation Pouches with every prescription painkiller. The Deterra System is the only product that is independently lab-tested and scientifically proven to deactivate drugs.

Introducing Deterra

Powered by proprietary MAT12® Molecular Adsorption Technology, the patented Deterra System deactivates prescription drugs, rendering them inert, unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment.

Dentists, hospitals, hospice, veterinarians, and other healthcare providers across the country are using Deterra to safely deactivate the active chemicals in drugs which allows responsible disposal within your community.


Allina Health, Minneapolis MN

In an effort to encourage patients, employees and those in our communities to dispose of unused prescription drugs properly, Allina Health has partnered with Verde Technologies of Minnetonka, Minnesota to offer an easy way to properly dispose of unused medication.

“As a healthcare organization, we are serious about preventing medication misuse and abuse, and stopping environmentally unsafe medication disposal practices,” says Lee Mork, director of Pharmacy, Allina Health Clinics.