Safe Drug Disposal Technology Now Available Online


Technology that can safely dispose of unused prescription medications is now available directly to consumers online.

Technology that can safely dispose of unused prescription medications is now available directly to consumers online.

The Deterra Drug Deactivation System from Verde Technologies is designed as an easy-to-use prescription drug abuse deterrent. In fact, the system has a 98.1% success rate at deactivating leftover prescription drugs such as opioids and transdermal patches, according to a study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Previously, the Deterra System was only available through select pharmacies, clinics, surgery centers, and insurers. Now that it is widely available at, consumers can prevent abuse and misuse of prescription drugs in pill, liquid, or patch form directly from their homes, Verde stated.

“The Deterra System is the first easy-to-use, cost-effective, and scientifically proven solution that’s putting the ability and responsibility in the hands of everyone in the prescription drug cycle to stop wide-spread abuse by removing excess drugs from the home and other settings before they are misused,” said Verde chief commercial officer Christine Horton in a press release.

The system deactivates prescription drugs though MAT12 Molecular Adsorption Technology that bonds to pharmaceutical compounds after water is added and renders them not only ineffective, but also safe for environmentally friendly disposal in any setting.

The smallest product size is priced at $4.99 and holds a maximum of 15 pills, 2 oz of liquid, or 2 transdermal patches per pouch. For hospitals and clinics, the largest 1-gallon size has a total capacity of 450 pills, 60 oz of liquid, or 60 patches and is priced at $34.99.

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