Drug Take-Back Day and the Urgent Need for At-Home™ Drug Disposal

Drug Take-Back Day and the Urgent Need for At-Home™ Drug Disposal December 04, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Every day, the United States has a silent crisis that affects the health of its citizens, the environment, and even the safety of our homes. This crisis revolves around the improper disposal …

Drug Disposal in the Military for Veterans and Active Members

Drug Disposal in the Military for Veterans and Active Members November 11, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Drug Disposal in the Military Military facilities, especially hospitals, have a great need to dispose of drugs safely. Military service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries may all receive pharmaceuticals from military facilities. In …

Empowering Patients: A Guide for Pharmacists to Encourage Community Drug Disposal

Empowering Patients: A Guide for Pharmacists to Encourage Community Drug Disposal October 11, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Pharmacists fulfill a crucial role in the pharmaceutical field by not only dispensing medications but also serving as experts in their usage and safe disposal. This expertise is particularly important for the …

Grandparents: Medication Safety in Homes For Your Grandchildren

Grandparents: Medication Safety in Homes For Your Grandchildren September 7, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal As grandparents, we cherish the time spent with our beloved grandchildren. From bedtime stories to shared laughter, our homes are filled with warmth and love. However, amidst the joy, it is essential to be vigilant …

Naloxone: The Overdose Treatment to Supplement Your Preventative Care

Naloxone: The Overdose Treatment to Supplement Your Preventative Care May 4, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal What is Naloxone? Naloxone is the generic name for an opioid medication that is used to reverse an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse …

Groundwater Leaching and Proper Prescription Drug Disposal

Groundwater Leaching and Proper Drug Disposal April 10, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Any organization that handles prescription medications, from healthcare facilities to municipal governments to businesses, must be prepared for a growing problem—groundwater leaching. Over the last decade, studies have revealed a growing presence of pharmaceuticals in groundwater across …

Rx Destroyer Partners with Goldfinch Health to Bring Opioid Prevention Tool Kits to Surgery Patients Nationally

Rx Destroyer Partners with Goldfinch Health to Bring Opioid Prevention Tool Kits to Surgery Patients Nationally   April 10, 2023 | Press Release The Partnership Will Provide a New Solution for Surgery Patients to Ensure Proper Drug Disposal is a Key Component of Surgical Care East Troy, Wis., April 10, …

How Does Chemical Digestion Work?

How Does Chemical Digestion Work? February 06, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal How does chemical digestion work in Drug Disposal? Rx Destroyer uses a patented formula that comes ready to use. It contains two major components: a specially tuned activated carbon and a chemically engineered solvent. The activated carbon component …

How to Dispose of Fentanyl Patches

How To Dispose of Fentanyl Patches January 19, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal What is Fentanyl? According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, meaning a substance that is synthesized in a laboratory and acts the same as a natural opioid in the brain to produce …

When Do I Need To Use a Hardener Packet With Rx Destroyer?

When Do I Need To Use a Hardener Packet With Rx Destroyer? January 05, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!     WHAT IS A HARDENER PACKET? When your Rx Destroyer bottle is full, the Rx Destroyer Hardener Packet is a hardening agent that solidifies contents …

How To Host A Drug Take Back Day

How To Host A Drug Take Back Day December 28, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal What are the benefits of a drug take back event? Did you know that in 2022, drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the U.S.? And the majority of those deaths are …

Limiting The Harmful Environmental Impact of Pharmaceutical Waste

Limiting The Harmful Environmental Impact of Pharmaceutical Waste December 12, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal The improper destruction of pharmaceuticals can lead to lasting damage to our environment. Discover how to keep our water and land safe by disposing of drugs properly. Pharmaceuticals are designed to help people live longer, …

Why Local And Safe Drug Disposal Is Important In Rural Communities

Why Local And Safe Drug Disposal Is Important In Rural Communities November 17, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Why Local And Safe Drug Disposal Is Important In Rural Communities Are you looking for ways to protect your community from the increasing dangers of opioid and prescription drug abuse? Whether you’re …

What Determines Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Pharmaceuticals

What Determines Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Pharmaceuticals November 02, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Pharmaceuticals are a necessary part of our society, but when they are no longer needed or have expired, it’s important to dispose of them properly. According to the EPA, the determination of what is considered hazardous pharmaceutical …

Healthcare Quality Week

Healthcare Quality Week Is Your Facility Using Rx Destroyer? October 17, 2022 | Controlled Substance Disposal Systems National Healthcare Quality Week is October 16-22, 2022. This week celebrates progress made by healthcare professionals towards improving patient outcomes.   What is quality in healthcare? The Institute of Medicine defines healthcare quality …

Top Reasons to Properly Secure Pharmaceutical Waste

Top Reasons to Properly Secure Pharmaceutical Waste October 10, 2022 | Drug Diversion Prevention   Proper medical waste deactivation and disposal is an accepted practice that’s become a way of life for healthcare professionals. Hospitals, clinics, and other patient care facilities across the country place significant effort on eradicating pharmaceutical …

Ending Addiction Starts with Rx Destroyer

Ending Addiction Starts with Rx Destroyer National Opioid Awareness Day, observed on September 21, is marked to create awareness about the effects of opioid overdose and reduce the stigma associated with it. September 21, 2022 | Drug Diversion Prevention What are opioids? Opioids, according to the CDC, are Natural, synthetic, …

Importance Of Removing Liquid Meds From Syringes

Importance Of Removing Liquid Meds From Syringes September 7, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal The remaining liquid meds from syringes must be disposed of properly in healthcare settings. Learn how to minimize the risks and prevent drug misuse.  Importance Of Removing Liquid Meds From Syringes Did you know the leftover …

Medication Disposal Compliance

Medication Disposal Compliance February 5, 2024 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Long Term Effects of Improper Drug Disposal Improper disposal of medications poses significant risks to human health and the environment. The ramifications of careless disposal methods are multifaceted, impacting both human health and the environment. Several key aspects highlight the …

Secure Disposal of Controlled Substances

Secure Disposal of Controlled Substances January 09, 2024 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal In our modern world, advancements in medicine have led to the development of various pharmaceuticals designed to improve health and well-being. However, the widespread use of controlled substances brings about a significant responsibility: proper disposal. Controlled substances are …

What To Know About Medical Waste Disposal

What To Know About Medical Waste Disposal May 27, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Who generates medical waste?  Medical Waste is generated from hospitals, pharmacies, dentists, animal services, and more. A medical waste generator is typically a person or business involved in the following activities, listed by the City and …

Is Your Dry Carbon Drug Disposal System a Fire Hazard to Your Facility?

Is Your Dry Carbon Drug Disposal System a Fire Hazard to Your Facility?   May 12, 2022 | Solutions That Meet Regulations Dry vs Wet Carbon Drug Disposal Systems  DEA Registrants are required to follow DEA and EPA regulations for safe drug disposal. Often, Registrants utilize chemical digestion as their DEA-approved …

Proper Handling of Propofol Waste: Disposal in Anesthesia Setting

Proper Handling of Propofol Waste: Disposal in Anesthesia Setting April 18, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal What is Propofol? Propofol, is an anesthetic that can cause relaxation and sleepiness before and during medical procedures. Also known under the brand name of Diprivan, it’s a non-barbiturate sedative used primarily by trained …

New Indiana EMS Controlled Substances Registration

New Indiana EMS Controlled Substances Registration April 11, 2022 | Implementing Stricter Drug Disposal Codes on EMS Providers     The Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement of controlled substances registration (CSR) is currently in a transition period with the implementation of stricter drug disposal codes that took effect on …

Navigating Nevada’s Medical Waste Regulations

Controlled Substance Disposal in Hospitals and the Opioid Crisis April 6, 2022 | Controlled Substance Disposal Compliance The state of Nevada can be considered quite diverse, with areas like Reno and Las Vegas, the two largest gambling meccas in the U.S. combined with sparsely populated areas. Whether a Nevada resident …

PRESS RELEASE

DisposeRx Announces the Expansion of DisposeRx Direct at Rx Summit 2022 | DisposeRx Teams up with Rx Destroyer to extend message about medication disposal | NEWS PROVIDED BY DisposeRx, Inc.; Rx Destroyer | Mar 30, 2022, 07:52 ET |   SANFORD, N.C., March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DisposeRx, Inc. will begin offering products …

Controlled Substance Disposal in Hospitals and the Opioid Crisis

Controlled Substance Disposal in Hospitals and the Opioid Crisis March 23, 2022 | Drug Diversion Prevention The opioid crisis is an epidemic in the United States with an estimated 130 people dying every day due to an opioid overdose.  The economic burden of this national emergency is estimated by the Centers for …

Why activated charcoal works best to stop drug abuse?

Why Activated Charcoal Works Best to Stop Drug Abuse? March 9, 2022 | Drug Diversion Prevention Science made easy… Rx Destroyer™ begins dissolving medications on contact via a proprietary solvent that is a ready to use water-based solvent. The slurry’s main ingredient is an activated carbon that naturally adsorbs medication through …

How Surgical Centers & Hospitals Can Help Fight the Opioid Crisis

How Surgical Centers & Hospitals Can Help Fight the Opioid Crisis March 2, 2022 | Drug Diversion Prevention The opioid crisis in the United States is a full blown epidemic, with nearly 50,000 people having died from an opioid overdose in the U.S. in 2019 alone, according to the National …

21 CFR 1308 – Drug Diversion & The DEA

21 CFR 1308 – Drug Diversion & The DEA Feb. 23, 2022 | 21 CFR Compliance Managing pharmaceutical waste in health care facilities and any organization which manages medications, must carefully regulate the control and disposal of pharmaceutical waste.  The responsibility of safe disposal falls on the organization’s DEA Registrant. The …

Destruction of Non-Controlled Substances is Just as Important

Destruction of Non-Controlled Substances is Just as Important Feb. 3, 2022 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal It is important to dispose of all medications properly, including controlled and noncontrolled substances.  The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors many National Prescription Drug Take Back days across the U.S., and many communities …

Proper Disposal in Pharmaceutical Research is Extremely Important

Why Proper Disposal in Pharmaceutical Research is Extremely Important June 22, 2023 | Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal What is Pharmaceutical Research? Pharmaceutical research is a broad term encompassing the scientific investigations and studies conducted by pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and academic laboratories to discover, develop, and evaluate new drugs. It is …

2022 Drug Spending Trends For Hospitals

According to the Pharmacy Market Outlook prepared by Vizient earlier in 2021, an increase in pharmaceutical spending of 3.1% is expected for hospitals, medical centers, non-acute providers and healthcare systems throughout the upcoming year to December 2022. Vizient is a leading healthcare performance improvement company in the United States, offering …

Trends Facing Emergency Medical Services in 2022

Emergency medical technicians across the country face critical issues on a daily basis in addition to the increasing issues facing the profession. There are more than 1 million emergency responders in the United States, although according to a report published by Morning Consult, more than one in five healthcare workers …

Waste Segregation for Long Term Care Facilities

Proper waste segregation in long-term care facilities is one of the greatest challenges for these and many other healthcare facilities. A long-term care facility may be defined as different things such as a senior living community, an assisted living facility, a skilled nursing facility, a rehabilitation center, or a hospice …

Disposal of Psychoactive Medications with Activated Carbon

According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health in November of 2016, an activated carbon-based drug disposal system was proven to be effective for deactivation and disposal of psychoactive medications. Psychoactive drugs are prescribed for the treatment of insomnia, pain relief and as antidepressants and as mood …

Disposal Of Model Prescription Sedative Medications with Active Carbon

According to an article published with Scientific Reports in February of 2020, an evaluation of activated carbon used for the safe disposal of prescription sedative medications proved to be effective.  Scientific Reports publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research across natural sciences including engineering, psychology, and medicine. The Need For Safe And Convenient …

Incineration of Discarded Pharmaceuticals

Superior healthcare is one of the greatest benefits of living in a developed country, where the availability of pharmaceuticals treats a host of chronic illnesses and conditions to improve health and life longevity.  While the availability of both over-the-counter and prescription medications is beneficial for our well-being, there is a …