Summit County Community Partnership received a donation by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals of 40,000 drug deactivation pouches for distribution to senior centers, patients, parents, and families in Akron and Summit County to provide a safe and responsible drug disposal method, preventing abuse and misuse of leftover prescription medication.
The user-friendly pouch deactivates prescription drugs and renders contents safe for landfills. Watch the video demonstration filling the specially formulated pouch with prescription drugs and regular tap water, then sealing and throwing away with the household trash.
Acme Fresh Market Pharmacy is offering drug disposal pouches through their 16 neighborhood locations. Summit County residents can access pouches at any Acme Fresh Market Pharmacy location.
In addition to Acme Fresh Market Pharmacy, SCCP is partnering with numerous community organizations to distribute pouches, including Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, AUI, Cascade Village – The Community Builders, City of Akron, City of Barberton, Community Health Center, County of Summit ADM Board, Mature Services, Inc., Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Summa Health, the Summit County Opiate Task Force and Summit County Public Health. Read the full story: http://cpsummit.org/prevention/