Farm Bureau Case Study
Nonprofit Increases Access to Safe Medication Disposal to combat opioid crisis in rural communities
The opioid epidemic has struck rural communities particularly hard: 74% of farmers and farm workers surveyed say they’ve been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic. According to research from the American Academy of Family Physicians, those in rural areas have an 87% higher chance of receiving an opioid prescription compared to those in metropolitan areas, despite being located further away from take back sites.
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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 Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.