Iowa's Drug Disposal Program Designed for Positive Impact on Opioid Epidemic

In an interview with Pharmacy Times®, Mitchell Barnett, PharmD, MS, associate director of the Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program for the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, and Mylo Wells, PharmD, owner of Wells Hometown Drug, discuss Iowa’s new drug disposal kit program and the impact it could have on the opioid epidemic.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Mitchell Barnett, PharmD, MS, associate director of the Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program for the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, and Mylo Wells, PharmD, owner of Wells Hometown Drug, on Iowa’s new drug disposal kit program.

In this discussion, Barnett and Wells review the problems created by improper drug disposal, the design and implementation of the drug disposal program, and what it could do to curb the opioid epidemic.