Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently announced a drug disposal program in which each injured worker will receive a DisposeRx packet or another drug disposal solution when he or she picks up an opioid prescription for the first time. All retail pharmacies in Ohio are participating in the program, […]
At-Home Drug Disposal
John W. Holaday, Ph.D., was a husband, father, brother, uncle, veteran, scientist, entrepreneur, patent-holder, philanthropist, activist, author and businessman. To those of us on the DisposeRx Team, he was our chief executive officer, leader, visionary, role model, champion and friend. Quite simply, he was our North Star. John had a profound impact on many during […]
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.