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CEO Responds to State of the Union

President Biden’s State of the Union address included plans to tackle the increasingly deadly fentanyl crisis.

Read Deterra CEO Jason Sundby’s response to these efforts and his thoughts on why evidence-based prevention strategies like drug deactivation and disposal are essential to curb fentanyl misuse and overdoses.

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DETERRA AWARDED SEAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System received a SEAL Business Sustainability Award for the second year in a row. The SEAL Awards honor companies’ leadership, transparency, and commitment to sustainable business practices. 

Deterra was recognized in the Sustainable Product category, which honors innovative and impactful products that are ‘purpose-built’ for a sustainable future. 

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top 10 ways to distribute Deterra

Getting prevention resources out into the community is critical, but how you do it is just as important.

Need some ideas on how to distribute Deterra Pouches? Our latest blog post highlights the top 10 creative ways our partners have successfully used to get at-home drug deactivation and disposal resources into the hands of those who need them most.

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EMPLOYERS CAN HELP PREVENT DRUG MISUSE

More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, the highest death count ever recorded, according to the CDC. That translates to roughly one overdose death every five minutes, which does not capture the numerous other non-fatal overdoses that are occurring, all of which can be prevented.

With drug misuse and overdoses on the rise, U.S. employers cannot afford to ignore this national problem.

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OPIOID DISPOSAL POUCH INTRODUCED IN BROOME COUNTY

70% of post-surgical prescribed opioids can go unused, leaving harmful pills unused within homes. In Broome County, all short-term opioid prescriptions filled at Lourdes or UHS will now come with Deterra pouches. The goal is to make it easier for families to get rid of the drugs without having to go to a drop-box location.

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NYSOFA & OASAS deliver 100k Deterra Pouches

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and aging services partners are bringing prescription drug safe-disposal efforts to older adults throughout New York State.

Through this partnership, NYSOFA and OASAS are shipping 100,000 Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to aging services providers for distribution and delivery to older adults.

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News & Blog

To fight fentanyl, we must prioritize primary prevention

CEO Jason Sundby calls on the Biden administration to prioritize at-home drug deactivation and disposal in the fight against fentanyl.

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CEO Corner: Funding Your Prevention Plan

Deterra System’s updated funding resources can help organizations secure grants and other funding for at-home drug deactivation and disposal.

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Operation Medicine Cabinet at the North Fort Myers Library

Onondaga County Health Department provides Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to promote prevention in their community.

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Education, prevention, outreach: CNY’s strategy to curb overdose deaths

Onondaga County Health Department provides Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to promote prevention in their community.

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Shelby med prep students helping fight opioid crisis

Shelby High School med prep class hands out free Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches at basketball game.

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Oneida County is giving away drug disposal bags. Here’s how to use them

Oneida County offers free Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to help residents safely dispose of their medications at home.

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