Healthcare Industry Professionals
While DisposeRx packets have traditionally been distributed to patients at the pharmacy counter, more and more healthcare providers—physicians, physician associates, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists and others—are beginning to realize that they, too, have a role to play in discussing the importance of medication safety. Afterall, prescriptions are generated by providers, so it is essential that they play an active role in educating patients and caregivers about safe storage and prompt disposal.
Hospitals and Health Systems
Hospitals and health systems have incorporated DisposeRx into their broad and comprehensive Opioid Stewardship Programs. The packets are provided to patients, along with education, in a variety of settings within the hospital, including outpatient and retail pharmacies, inpatient surgical units and outpatient surgery centers and obstetrics units, as well as through discharge planning and Meds to Beds Programs
Read more about how Hospitals and Healthcare systems provide education and DisposeRx packets to patients. Or read the research on why the combination is important.
Physicians and nurses are beginning to incorporate discussions about medication safety and disposal into their conversations with patients and caregivers. In fact, some are adding posters in their exam rooms to encourage patients to ask about medication disposal. Further, physicians are successfully filing claims and billing for the time needed to properly educate patients—especially those who are complex or elderly.
Dentists and oral surgeons historically write a large number of opioid prescriptions and are deeply concerned about the possible long-term effects, especially for their teen patients. As a result, many of them have active disposal programs and provide DisposeRx packets following treatment.
Help patients and caregivers understand the risks of medication misuse and how to reduce it.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers
SUD Treatment centers give patients tools and hope in their journey to recovery. In an effort to support treatment and help prevent relapse, centers across the nation provide patients DisposeRx packets at admission and upon discharge to encourage patients to dispose of any drugs they may have brought into the facility or have hidden at home. [Give patients and caregivers an important tool to help in the journey to sustainable sobriety.]
DisposeRx at-home medication disposal packets are currently available to pharmacies through DisposeRxDirect.com and 90% of wholesalers like AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and others.
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Helping providers provide holistic care
Reducing the risks associated with unused medications in the home is one way of helping to keep family members and friends safe. We are proud to partner with pharmacy and healthcare leaders, as well as community organizations, to help educate about the importance of prompt and proper medication disposal.
Please contact DisposeRx, Inc., if you would like additional information about our product or education initiatives.