Our late co-founder, Dr. John Holaday, often shared this powerful Margaret Mead quotation: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Our small but mighty team at DisposeRx is exactly what John envisioned and worked to build–a passionate group committed to removing unused medications from communities all over our country and educating our fellow citizens about the potential dangers of leftover medications.
Our at-home medication packet started as a simple idea. Now less than three years later, more than 20 million of those patented packets have been dispensed in almost 35,000 pharmacies in all 50 states and 70% of US counties–helping to reduce risks and prevent overdoses, addictions and accidental ingestions. Our disposal packets and education programs are critical components of our stakeholders’ opioid stewardship efforts, and we continue to adapt to meet their needs, as well as the needs of their patients.
We celebrate John’s vision and these milestones while also looking to the future. And we are profoundly grateful for the commitment and support of our pharmacy, health plan, hospital and non-profit partners–all of whom recognized the importance of patients having access to an at-home medication disposal solution and chose to partner with DisposeRx.