Correctly disposing of prescription remedy helps curb drug misuse and retains the surroundings clear, and Lee Well being, Lee Doctor Group (LPG) and Wholesome Lee member, the Coalition for a Drug-Free SWFL, are working collectively to supply LPG sufferers and the group with secure methods to purge their expired and undesirable prescribed drugs.
Making certain that sufferers’ unused medicines are disposed of correctly not solely reduces dangerous environmental contamination in our group, nevertheless it additionally helps scale back the chance of drug misuse and diversion.
By means of a grant with United Method over three years, the Coalition for a Drug-Free SWFL will make Deterra Drug Disposal System pouches accessible for gratis for LPG sufferers to take house and use to correctly eliminate their expired prescription medicines. Instructional sources can even be made accessible to the general public.
There are additionally some occasions this month the place non-LPG sufferers can decide up Deterra pouches freed from price.
“We’re grateful for the grant with United Method for making this doable and for Wholesome Lee approaching us to collaborate with the Coalition for a Drug-Free SWFL,” stated Terry Mainous, chief nursing and operations govt for LPG. “It is a vital useful resource for the general public to make the most of and pay attention to, and we all know that collectively, we will make a distinction towards serving to the surroundings and curbing drug misuse in our group.”
Deterra’s patented remedy disposal pouches deactivate prescribed drugs, tablets, patches, liquids, lotions and movies and renders them inert, unavailable for misuse and secure for the surroundings. As soon as the remedy is disposed of, it could’t be unintentionally ingested, diverted, abused or leaked into the ecosystem.
A affected person will merely place the drugs in a Deterra pouch or container, fill it midway with water, wait 30 seconds, seal the pouch, shake it and throw it away.
These pouches could also be saved at any temperature and won’t expire till 2042. The granular activated carbon utilized in Deterra is non-corrosive to the pores and skin and eyes and Deterra is taken into account non-toxic.
Pouches are actually accessible at many LPG places of work and might be accessible in any respect of them as they’re being delivered.
The general public also can decide up Deterra pouches at these occasions for gratis whereas provides final:
• Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 am to 1 pm: The Your Good Well being occasion at Hodges College, 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
• Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 am to midday: Annual Omega Well being Discussion board at Dunbar Excessive College, 3800 Edison Ave., Fort Myers
About Lee Well being
Because the opening of the primary hospital in 1916, Lee Well being has been a well being care chief in Southwest Florida, consistently evolving to satisfy the wants of the group. A non-profit, built-in well being care companies group, Lee Well being is dedicated to the well-being of each particular person served, centered on wholesome residing and sustaining good well being. Staffed by caring individuals, inspiring well being, companies are conveniently situated all through the group in 4 acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient facilities, walk-in medical facilities, main care and specialty doctor practices and different companies throughout the continuum of care. Be taught extra at LeeHealth.org.