What is needed is an effective method of destroying and/or disposing of unused or expired medications. Such a method will reduce the potential for environmental impacts, reduce the amount of medication available for potential abuse or accidental ingestion, and prevent inadvertent use of expired medications.
Eco Drug Disposal is the Answer
Eco Drug Disposal has several applications. It can be used for personal home use by individuals to discard unused and/or expired medicines, by in-home care givers such as Hospice and Home Health Providers, and in commercial uses such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical clinics, and veterinary offices.
Eco Drug Disposal:
- Protects the Home.
- Is Safe at Home.
- Is Convenient.
- Is Safe for the Environment.
- Is a Tested and Proven Solution.
- Is a Very Cost Effective Way to Protect the Home and the Environment.
- Is available for every possible location; home, medical office, hospice, etc.
Eco Drug Disposal
Case Study Participants
- User A identified as an Assisted Living Facility requiring disposal of narcotic medications and other unused medications when resident is deceased.
- User B identified as a Hospice in individual settings in patient homes requiring disposal of narcotics and all other medications of deceased patient in home setting.
- User C identified as a Medical Clinic requiring disposal of expired medication samples and unused expired medications used during clinical procedures.
- User D identified as a Skilled Nursing Facility requiring disposal of expired medications, narcotics and other medications* (*medications that are open but no longer required for individual patient treatment and cannot be returned to pharmacy).
- User E identified as an Individual in home setting requiring disposal of expired medications, unwanted and unused medications in the home.
Eco Drug Disposal
Case Study-Concerns & Results
- #1 Concern: Time Factor: Medication needs to be disposed of immediately. Passed.
- #2 Concern: Efficacy: Medication must become unusable to deter drug diversion. Passed.
- #3 Concern: Effect on Environment: Medication waste must not become a danger to humans, animals, or environmental sources such as soil or water as an after effect once disposed into trash. Passed.
Concern # 4 was added in response to additional questions raised during 2010 & 2011 marketing to facilities and retail individual user base.
* #4 Concern: Meets Federal, State, Local government requirements and specific Medical Accreditation Association requirements. Passed.