Sharps Compliance Announces It Has Properly Processed and Treated More Than 2.7 Million Pounds of Unused Ultimate-User Medications
“We believe that safe, convenient, and proper disposal of prescription medication, including controlled substances, is a vital component in the national effort to combat prescription drug abuse, in conjunction with education, research, and treatment,” said David P. Tusa, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Sharps Compliance has deployed approximately 3,000 MedSafe collection receptacles into retail and hospital pharmacies, and to long-term care, drug treatment, and licensed law enforcement facilities since the release of the updated DEA disposal regulations in 2014. Customers have returned over 20,000 inner liners with nearly 900,000 pounds of unused medications. Sharps has sold more than 3.4 million TakeAway Medication Recovery Envelopes since 2009.
MedSafe is an ultimate-user unused medication collection and disposal system. This easy-to-operate system accepts controlled (Schedules II-V), non-controlled, and over-the-counter medicines. The patent-pending MedSafe medication disposal program operates under, and is in compliance with, the
The TakeAway Envelopes are available at participating pharmacies. Customers can simply purchase a USPS postage-paid TakeAway Envelope, place their unused medications in the envelope, and drop it in any mailbox. The TakeAway Envelope is specially designed for the proper disposal, transportation, and treatment of all drugs, including controlled substances. Local and federal governments, as well as the private sector, have stepped up to provide the envelopes to communities and citizens to help with medication disposal.
According to the
Sharps Compliance partners with public and private entities to address the growing problem of opioid abuse, working closely with federal agencies, such as the
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sharps Compliance is a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management services, including medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous. Its key markets include healthcare providers, assisted living/long-term care facilities, retail pharmacies and clinics, and the professional market which is comprised of physicians, surgery centers, dentists, and veterinary practices. Sharps also provides two simple solutions for safe and easy disposal of unused medications: MedSafe collection receptacles and TakeAway Medication Recovery System Envelopes.
More information on Sharps Compliance and its products can be found on its website at www.sharpsinc.com.
For more information contact:
Diana P. Diaz
Sharps Compliance Corp.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (713) 660-3547
John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau
Institutional Marketing Services (IMS)
Phone: (203) 972-9200
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Source: Sharps Compliance Corp.