The statistics are startling: 8 New Jersians die every day from opioid addiction and overdoses–3,100 New Jersians died in 2018, and there were 1,400 deaths in the first eight months of 2019 9 million opioid prescriptions were written in NJ from January-June 2019 8,000 Naloxone incidents were recorded in New Jersey just in the first […]
DisposeRx Blog Posts
I first called John Hindman after I read a heart-wrenching article about him describing the tragic loss of his son, Sean, to an opioid overdose. Accompanying the article was a photograph of John sitting in the bleachers holding his son’s well-worn soccer ball. As a father of two boys, I can’t imagine having to deal […]
About a year ago, Walmart Pharmacy Manager Bruno Andrade took a packet of DisposeRx to a meeting of the Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources Coalition. He wanted to make other coalition members aware of the program that Walmart had recently implemented to dispense DisposeRx—the at-home medication disposal solution—with each patient’s opioid prescription. Coalition Board […]
Safe drug disposal of prescription medication is necessary to reduce the negative impact that improper disposal of such medications have on the environment. Read more here about how improper disposal of medications negatively impact our environment and what you can do to help turn that around.
Inspiring people to change old habits is hard. This is especially true when it comes to convincing households the importance of cleaning out medicine cabinets of unused and expired medications. One of the best ways to spread the word is to start at the grassroots, working with local groups and professional organizations to educate their peers and their communities. The DisposeRx Team and groups supporting our #CleanOutYourMedicineCabinet campaign have been busy. Click here to see how.