Free Benefit to Reduce Risk of Accidental Poisonings, Opioid Abuse and Overdose
INDIANAPOLIS – June 2, 2021 – Last month, CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced partnership with DisposeRx, an at-home, eco-friendly medication disposal solution, as part of its commitment to prevent opioid misuse, diversion and accidental poisonings. This partnership is now extended to Indiana CareSource members to allow safe disposal of medications that are no longer needed.
DisposeRx packets contain a blend of materials that allow unused or expired medications to be disposed of safely. Patients or members simply add water and the DisposeRx powder to their medication in the prescription bottle and shake for 30 seconds. This will chemically and physically sequester the medication’s active ingredients in a viscous polymer gel made from materials FDA-approved for oral medications helping to neutralize the effects of the medications and to render them unusable.
“DisposeRx makes at-home medication disposal convenient and easy for our members,” explained Steve Smitherman, CareSource Indiana Market President. “Members can prevent their leftover opioids from being diverted in their community, avoid polluting the water supply and most importantly, prevent accidental poisonings. Effective home disposal of leftover opioids is a health and safety goal we share with our members.”
CareSource offers DisposeRx at-home medication packets to Indiana and Ohio members and also plans to expand the availability to their other markets throughout the year. CareSource members do not need a prescription to obtain DisposeRx packets.
“We are excited for the growth of our program with CareSource into Indiana and additional markets,” said William Simpson, President and Chief Executive Officer at DisposeRx. “CareSource members are very fortunate that their health plan is offering benefits and education programs, such as DisposeRx, to help them and their families safe.”
CareSource is a nonprofit, multi-state health plan recognized as a national leader in managed care. Founded in 1989, CareSource administers one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans and offered a lifetime of access to care through health insurance, including Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare Advantage and dual-eligible programs. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource serves 2 million members in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and is transforming health care with industry-leading programs that improve the health and well-being of our members. For more, visit www.caresource.com, follow @caresource on Twitter, or like CareSource on Facebook.
About DisposeRx, Inc.
DisposeRx, Inc., a North Carolina-based company, is dedicated to decreasing the risks of drug diversion, overdoses, suicides, accidental poisonings and antibiotic resistance by facilitating medication management behavior change and eradicating the misuse of leftover medications. DisposeRx’s market-leading, patented drug disposal packets and education programs are currently available at 60% of retail pharmacies and through 90% of the wholesale pharmacy and medical distributors across the nation. For more information, visit DisposeRx.com.