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Drug-neutralizing bags made by Minnesota company used by police agencies

It’s Drug Take Back Month in Minnesota and a little bag made by a Minnesota company is helping police agencies across the state accept pills that, in the wrong hands, can harm.

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson says the county has seen 285 overdoses in the last year. The most recent data from the CDC shows half of Americans have had one prescription in the past 30 days.

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REP. MARY BONO, ADM. JAMES WINNEFELD: OPIOID CRISIS CRUSADERS

Former U.S. Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) and retired Adm. James Winnefeld make a formidable duo in the crusade against opioid misuse. They’ve been fighting the good fight together for years at a high level, most recently as the point persons on an initiative called Gone for Good.

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FLORIDA ORGANIZATIONS GIVING OUT AT-HOME DRUG DISPOSAL POUCHES TO COMBAT OPIOID EPIDEMIC

In Jacksonville, the pandemic has likely contributed to the increase in overdoses as more people were stuck at home in 2020. Now, two local groups are teaming up to fight back. The Community Coalition Alliance and the Florida National Guard are using Deterra to get drugs out of homes.

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Pandemic contributing to rise in opioid overdose deaths

According to Richland Public Health’s data, the county saw 1,666 deaths last year. Sixty-one of them were drug overdoses, with more than a quarter happening in May and June. In 2019, at least 43 deaths were caused by overdose, with 11 cases pending. The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition asks the public to use Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System Pouches or drop boxes to make safe disposals.

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CEO Jason Sundby on the Impact Podcast

Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc. CEO Jason Sundby discusses how Deterra is helping solve the problem of safe medication disposal on the latest episode of the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian.

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PREVENTION IN RURAL AMERICA: MEETING THE NEEDS OF FARM FAMILIES

Rural communities have not been immune to the impact of our nation’s opioid crisis. In fact, a survey sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union found that 74% of farmers and farm workers say they’ve been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic, yet only 1 in 3 rural adults say it would be easy to access treatment.

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Healing the Wounds of the Opioid Crisis

The toll that opioids and other prescription drugs have taken on Indigenous communities is well documented, but these drugs are continuing to poison our families, our communities and our environment. Nationwide, Native Americans are three times more likely to die of a drug overdose than the general population. We need a solution.

 

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Verde Welcomes New Board Member

Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc. welcomes Bob Jansen, founder and CEO of Zensights, to its board of directors. As a board member, Jansen intends to spread awareness of proper disposal of unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, to protect both U.S. citizens and the environment from the impacts of improper medication disposal.

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CEO Corner: Passionate People

Jason Sundby, CEO of Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc., discusses how national nonprofit SAFE Project builds strong partnerships to expand prevention efforts like the Gone for Good campaign.

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Northeast Florida organizations giving out at-home drug disposal pouches to combat opioid epidemic

Community Coalition Alliance and the Florida National Guard distribute Deterra through the Gone for Good campaign to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Rep. Mary Bono, Adm. James Winnefeld: Opioid Crisis Crusaders

Rep. Mary Bono and Adm. James Winnefeld discuss the impact of the opioid crisis and increasing access to safe drug disposal with Deterra through the Gone for Good campaign.

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Drug-neutralizing bags made by Minnesota company used by police agencies

Deterra Pouches are distributed by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office to safely dispose of unused drugs and help prevent misuse and overdoses.

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What does opioid abuse look like, and how can I help?

Proper disposal of unused medications with Deterra Drug Deactivation System can help prevent misuse and accidental overdoses.

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Cape County Public Health Center: Stop flushing opioids

Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center urges residents to avoid flushing opioids and offers Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System Pouches to help residents safely deactivate and dispose of drugs.

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