[Pharmwaste] 11 "states" signed up for Cordant Health Solutions take back
EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org
Mon Aug 15 16:52:14 EDT 2016
"Soon patients sent home with pain medication may get a prepaid envelope, too. Once they’re done with their medicine, they can mail back any unused prescription.
That’s one of the scenarios that Ian Corbridge of the Washington State Hospital Association envisions. “We’re trying to make sure that we have an easy process in place for patients to get rid of unused opiates in the community," he said, "while also not making it too burdensome on them.”
The association has collaborated with Cordant Health Solutions, a Denver-based toxicology company. Cordant will collect the unused drugs and dispose of them. Since the company launched the program late July, 11 states including Washington have signed up."
11 "states" (note small "s") signed up since late July! Anyone know what they are doing and where?
I suspect that Hospital Associations (or similar) from 11 different states are participating.
I tried calling Cordant to get more info on their program. No answer, not even an answering machine.
Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
525 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
fax: (607) 273-8433
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