Programs fight opioid epidemic by providing pharmacists with disposal and reimbursement tools
ATLANTE, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The West Virginia Institute of Drug Intervention (WVDII) and DisposeRx, Inc. shared details about the new trend in opioid abuse prevention education in a growing number of states during a session this morning at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit (Rx Summit).
President of WV DII Susan BissetPhD, and Carol Dorn Sanders, MA, FACHE, Senior Vice President of DisposeRx, moderated the session “Opioid Abuse Prevention Education: Providing Pharmacists with the Tools Needed and Reimbursement Earned.”
Rx Summit, the largest and most influential annual conference on the opioid and addiction crisis, takes place April 21th.
Earlier this month, WV DII launched the Nalox(ONE) project—a pilot program designed to train and reimburse pharmacists for the opioid education they provide to their patients, as well as provide pharmacists with the tools they need to better screen and engage with patients. Nalox(ONE) involves multiple stakeholders and has three main components: an opioid education and screening tool developed by North Dakota State University—OneRx; NARCAN; and DisposeRx drug disposal packets.
“We are delighted to be able to share the details of our comprehensive program to help stem the opioid crisis in West Virginia providing pharmacist training, overdose reversal medications, and a simple medication disposal tool when opioid prescriptions are filled,” said Dr. Bissett. important types of programs in their own states. »
About DisposeRx Packages
DisposeRx Home Medication Disposal Packets are made from FDA-approved materials for oral medications and provide a simple, convenient, and effective solution for disposing of unused or expired medications. The drug’s active ingredient is chemically and physically sequestered in a polymer gel when water and DisposeRx powder are added to a prescription bottle and shaken. Patients can use the patented product with pills, tablets, capsules, liquids and powders and can then throw the bottle in the household trash.
About DisposeRx, Inc.
North CarolinaDisposeRx, Inc. is dedicated to reducing the risks of drug diversion, overdoses, suicides, accidental poisonings, and antibiotic resistance by facilitating drug safety behavior change and eradicating drug misuse remaining. DisposeRx’s market-leading patent drug disposal packets and education programs are currently available at 60% of retail pharmacies, 90% of wholesale distributors, and through health plans and supplier organizations across the United States. The company has donated over 750,000 packets to around 450 communities. non-profit since 2018. For more information, visit DisposeRx.
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