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Case Studies

Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is used by government agencies, healthcare providers, pharmacies, employers and individuals nationwide to safely destroy unused medication. Browse our case studies to see how others like you are using Deterra System to prevent the misuse of leftover prescription drugs.

Dr. Colbath Case Study

Increase Safe Disposal of Unused Opioids by Providing Deterra Pouches

Learn how orthopedic surgeon Dr. Greg Colbath is working to combat the opioid crisis by educating his community about safe medication disposal and providing his patients at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System with Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.

Jacksonville Case Study

Reduce Risk of Drug Abuse During COVID-19 by Increasing Access to Deterra Pouches

Learn how the Community Coalition Alliance in Jacksonville (CCAFL) and the Florida National Guard made a difference in the fight against the opioid epidemic by partnering with Deterra and SAFE Project to distribute Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches in their community.

Cherokee Nation Case Study

Distribute Deterra Pouches to Increase Safe Disposal in Indigenous Communities

Learn how Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation prevents drug abuse in tribal communities by increasing access to prevention resources like Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.

Twin Cities Orthopedics Case Study

Increase Proper Drug Disposal by Patients with Deterra Pouches

Learn how one of the nation’s largest orthopedic physician groups is addressing the opioid epidemic and increasing safe disposal habits of patients with Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.

Summit County Case Study

Increase Statewide Safe Disposal with Access to Deterra Pouches

Learn how Ohio coalition Summit County Community Partnership partnered with dozens of business, government and nonprofit groups to distribute over 140,000 Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches in the community.

Thomasville City Schools Case Study

Support Students and Families with Deterra for At-Home Drug Disposal

Learn how a public school district in North Carolina used Deterra Pouches to reduce the risk of drug misuse for students and their families at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Farm Bureau Case Study

Increase Access to At-home Disposal to Combat Opioid Misuse in Rural Communities

Learn how the Minnesota Farm Bureau is raising awareness about the role unused prescription drugs play in the opioid crisis and how the organization provides rural communities with access to convenient, in-home medication disposal with Deterra.

University of Houston Case Study

Grant-Funded Programs Provide At-Home Drug Deactivation and Disposal

Learn how the University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Prescription Drug Misuse Education and Research Center is using grant funding for community-based distribution of safe prescription medication disposal resources like Deterra System.

Community for New Direction case study

Community Partnerships Reduce the Risk of Drug Abuse During the Pandemic

Learn how Ohio nonprofit Community for New Direction partnered with local groups to distribute Deterra Pouches at COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites, food banks and events in Franklin County.