SAFE Workplaces: The Role of Drug Deactivation & Disposal
It’s clear there’s a critical need to address substance use disorder and mental health issues in every sector of our country.
SAFE Project’s new SAFE Workplaces initiative is bringing prevention resources like Deterra to the workplace to help reduce the risk of drug misuse.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT Offers DRUG DEACTIVATION SYSTEM
District 4 Public Health is making the Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System available in Troup County to help combat rising drug overdoses.
Tackling the OPIOID CRISIS IN INDIAN COUNTRY
Verde Technologies CEO Jason Sundby joined a Native News Online panel to discuss how at-home drug deactivation and disposal can help tackle opioid abuse in tribal communities.
COUNTIES MANDATE PHARMACIES HAND OUT OPIOID DEACTIVATION PRODUCTS
New mandates in New York’s Rensselaer and Albany Counties require pharmacies to provide drug deactivation and disposal products with all opioid prescriptions.
drug overdose deaths top 93,000, highest ever recorded
More than 93,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2020, preliminary CDC data shows. That’s a nearly 30% increase from 2019 and the highest number of overdose fatalities ever recorded in the U.S. Opioid misuse was behind the majority of these deaths.
COUNCIL REVIEWS OPIATE SUIT SETTLEMENT PAYOUTS
The Summit County Council heard a recommendation from the Opiate Abatement Advisory Council to use opioid settlement funds to procure Deterra Pouches for residents to safely destroy unused medications.
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CEO Corner: Two Crises, One Solution
Jason Sundby, CEO of Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc., discusses the role of drug deactivation and disposal in preventing medication misuse and environmental harm.
12 D.U.M.P. sites in county for unwanted drugs
The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System and new disposal sites are available in Medina County to promote awareness of proper medication disposal.
Lewis County group focuses on eliminating unused medications
Individuals who want to get rid of prescription pills they no longer need can drop them into Deterra Containers available at several health centers in Lewis County.
Injured Valley girl gifting brain injury recovery kits to community
Deterra Pouches are included in brain injury recovery kits created by an Arizona girl and handed out by the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona to help brain injury survivors safely dispose of prescription drugs at home.
Kennedy Center to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day
Deterra Pouches will be given out at an International Overdose Awareness Day drive-through event aimed at educating citizens about drug misuse.
New locations in Lewis County for drug take back
Deterra Containers were placed at area health centers by the United Prevention Coalition of Lewis County to provide safe disposal of unused prescription drugs.