This safe drug disposal system was created as part of the effort to prevent opioid abuse. DisposeRx is a startup based in North Carolina that helps you safely get rid of prescription medication and avoid drug abuse.
The DisposeRx biodegradable polymer powder that is added to a prescription vial along with water. After shaking for 30 seconds, the contents of the vial will solidify in less than 10 seconds, making it safe to throw away in the garbage. You can also bring your treated medication vials to a designated drug disposal location, for "take-back and incineration" purposes.
The new venture is focusing on hospitals and health care centers that are dealing with large quantities of out-of-date medicine, but hope it will become the norm for pharmacies to hand out DisposeRX with prescriptions.