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 […]
At-Home Drug Disposal
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.
Becky Savage is the Founder of 525 Foundation. She lost two of her children to the opioid crisis and shares her story with Brian Wilson, host of the new podcast series “Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope”. Read more about the interview and find links to the podcast here.
Most Americans inadvertently keep expired medication in their medicine cabinetsIn fact, surveys indicate that the average length of time an American holds on to unused prescription medication is three years – that’s 1,095 days that it could pose a danger to you, members of your household and visitors to your home. Understand the risks of toxicity. Read more on the risks of keeping expired medication in your medicine cabinet.