Proper disposal of unused drugs can go a long way in impacting the opioid epidemic. Much like past campaigns to get people to understand the life-saving benefits of not smoking or wearing seatbelts, awareness and education are critical to changing consumer behaviors to make drug disposal a common practice and protect people from the dangers […]
At-Home Drug Disposal
After a year of uncertainty and reports of increasing numbers of substance use disorders and overdoses, we have been so impressed by the efforts of our Community Outreach partners to keep their neighborhoods, towns, counties and cities safe. From transitioning educational programs to a virtual space in light of the pandemic to adapting the ways […]
As the year winds down and we reflect on the events of 2020 including the worst health and economic crises of our lifetime, we continue to be awed by our valued partners. From our retail pharmacy partners on the frontlines since the first diagnoses were reported to the non-profits focused on curbing addiction and opioid […]
Social isolation, lack of access to counseling and treatment and financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased opioid overdoses and deaths across the nation. Kentucky has been at the center of the opioid epidemic and is one of 40 states reporting a spike in recent months according to the American Medical Association. Stakeholders […]
October is American Pharmacists Month and Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and in observance, DisposeRx interviewed thought leaders George Riedl and Kelly Clark, MD.