To increase effective drug management and disposal, a drug disposal company has entered added 10 new community outreach partners to its network.
DisposeRX, a North Carolina-based company, has donated its patented drug disposal packets to nearly 270 organizations across the country to reduce overdoses, suicides, accidental poisonings, and antibiotic resistance, the company said.
“Our Community Outreach partners never cease to amaze us with the creative ways they are distributing our product—especially during this pandemic,” said Ann Hamlin, vice president of Scientific Affairs for DisposeRX. “They all understand that prompt and proper medication disposal is more important than ever, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with them to build their programs.”
The company has donated its disposal packets and educational materials on safe medication management to The Boys & Girls Club of Roane County, Harriman, Tenn.; Child & Family Service, Ewa Beach, Hawaii; City of Providence Fire Department, Providence, R.I.; Counseling Services of Lancaster, Lancaster, S.C.; The Delhi Township Fire Department, Holt, Mich.; The Great South Bay Coalition, Youth Enrichment Services, Sayville-Bayport, N.Y.; Lakeview Baptist Church, Rockford, Tenn.; PRC Medical, Douglasville, Ga.; Ready Responders, New Orleans, La.; and Wauwatosa Police Department, Wauwatosa, Wis.
The medication packets are designed to chemically and physically alter medication and render them inactive. Consumers add DisposeRX powder to the prescription drugs in their vial, add water and shake. The powder then forms a polymer gel that surrounds the drugs, making them safe for disposal in the household trash.