DisposeRx is the gold standard and industry leader meeting the complex needs of convenient drug disposal.
Expanding on Walmart's efforts to prevent the cycle of medication overdoses and addiction, you can now order DisposeRx packets directly through Walmart's website.
1. Add warm tap water until vial is up to 2/3 full.
2. Empty contents into vial, replace cap and shake for 30 seconds.Then discard in trash.Do Not Consume
DisposeRx packets are the gold standard in home drug disposal technology and contain a blend of patented and proprietary solidifying materials that provide a convenient solution for the disposal of unwanted, unused or expired medications. When the DisposeRx powder is activated in water, and then shaken, the drugs are both chemically and physically sequestered in a biodegradable, viscous gel where they are rendered unavailable and unusable for all practical purposes. DisposeRx packets work with all medications whether pills, powder, tablets, capsules or liquids.
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Let’s stop addiction where it starts; at the home medicine cabinet. DisposeRx believes it is critical to dispense with all prescriptions a reliable solution to stop diversion from the home medicine cabinet, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and law enforcement agencies. The use of DisposeRx sequesters drugs to prevent poisoning, overdoses and death. We have developed a powder that contains cross-linking polymers that when combined with water, renders drugs unavailable and unusable for practical purposes.
On September 8, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Agency made available for public view a final rule regarding the disposal of pharmaceutical controlled substances in accordance with the Controlled Substances Act, as amended by the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (“Disposal Act”).
The new regulations do not require a particular method of destruction, so long as the desired result is achieved. Pharmaceutical controlled substances must be rendered “non-retrievable” in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, tribal and local laws. This standard is intended to allow public and private entities to develop a variety of destruction methods that are secure, convenient, and responsible, consistent with preventing the diversion of such substances. Further clarification from the DEA states that “non-retrievable” means the condition or state to which a controlled substance shall be rendered following a process that permanently alters that controlled substance’s physical or chemical condition or state through irreversible means and thereby renders the controlled substance unavailable and unusable for all practical purposes.
In a direct communication with DisposeRx, the DEA has specifically stated, “the DEA does not approve or otherwise endorse any specific product” and “will not evaluate, review, or approve the processes or methods utilized to render a controlled substance non-retrievable.”
DisposeRx’s proprietary blend of polymers has been tested for potential drug extraction by NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA, (certified by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and others). Much as an “at home” chemist would do to gain access to opioids and scheduled drugs, NMS developed protocols that employed various household solvents in an attempt to extract oxycodone from the resulting polymer gel that formed upon addition of water and DisposeRx to the prescription vial containing leftover drugs. It was concluded from their studies that less than 0.01% of added oxycodone could be retrieved using common household procedures and solvents.
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There are leftover and expired prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet; these drugs are temptations, causing addiction and sometimes death. DisposeRx provides a convenient and environmentally-friendly solution for disposing of these drugs.
About DisposeRx, Inc.:
Headquartered in Sanford, North Carolina, DisposeRx, Inc. is spearheading programs to educate communities with practical, convenient, and inexpensive medication disposing solutions, thus preventing drug addictions, overdoses, deaths and environmental pollution. DisposeRx, Inc. believes in healthy environments, with a goal to stop the nation’s opioid epidemic that often begins in the home medicine cabinet. Further, drugs treated with DisposeRx, when discarded in the trash, rapidly biodegrade.
About DisposeRx Packets:
DisposeRx packets are the gold standard in site-of-use drug disposal technology and contain a blend of patented and proprietary solidifying materials that provide a reliable, convenient solution for the disposal of unwanted, unused or expired medications.
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DisposeRx Inc. solves the problem of left-over drugs with its patented drug disposal technology for site-of-use disposal of prescription medications.
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John W. Holaday, Ph.D.
Chairman, Co-founder and CEO
John W. Holaday, Ph.D. (Chairman & Co-founder) is a seasoned entrepreneur and scientist with decades of experience in neuroscience, oncology and immunology. John was the former CEO of QRxPharma Limited (QRX-ASX); co-founder of Medicis (MRX-NYSE); EntreMed (ENMD-NASDAQ) CEO. He is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of ExoCyte Therapeutics, and Director of Pixspan, CytImmune Sciences and Accelovance. Dr. Holaday obtained a BS and MS from the University of Alabama, and PhD with honors from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of NeuropsychoPharmacology (FACNP) and a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). He served at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) as Captain, US Army, and as a Presidential Appointee, Chair Neuropharmacology Branch at WRAIR. Dr. Holaday was Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and remains as Adj. Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services Univ. of Health Sciences. He raised over $500M for his companies with exits or market capitalizations of over $3 billion. Dr. Holaday was inducted into the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 Hall of Fame and served on the advisory board for E&Y for several years. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award as outstanding Alumnus, University of Alabama. John holds over 90 patents and has published over 230 scientific articles and five books.
William Simpson (President) is a team-oriented business leader with a distinguished entrepreneurial career. As Director of Sales and Business Development of a global mission critical enterprise healthcare IT solutions company, Mr. Simpson was responsible for the company’s information and strategic planning requirements. When co-founding an integrated payment and records healthcare system, he developed the first financial services healthcare fiscal intermediary payment compliance tool in the nation. As Director of Business Development for a mobile patient/provider communications company with a focus on Chronic Care Management/MACRA and patient communication, Mr. Simpson was responsible for the company’s funding rounds, strategic relationships and product development, integrating new products with partnerships. As a senior company leader Simpson spearheading the patient value team where he oversaw future patient value product developments. Simpson is excited to bring his entrepreneurial passion and adaptive business style of blending relationship management with bottom-line day-to-day activities to the DisposeRx, Inc. team.
Senior Vice President of Government Relations
Ben Donaldson (Senior Vice President of Government Relations) has a distinguished career in management and sales. He started working with Queen City Bank Shares where he managed over 100 accounts, 200 branch managers and over 200 market presidents. His strengths were Customer Service Management and Customer Acquisitions. He eventually earned his spot as Senior Vice President of Banking Operations and Acquisitions where he researched and secured 165 new banks with 290 branches in the Eastern United States. Ben became the Kentucky Banking Association President and later the Head Delegate and Officer of the National Banking Association where he played a key role in Washington D.C. where he was responsible for getting three major Banking bills passed. After a 22 year tenure in the banking industry, Ben joined Wealthbridge Connect as Vice President of Sales laying the base for a successful career in sales and Sales Management. Ben later joined Crown Services in Lexington, Kentucky, developed the company's new Equine Staffing Division which has expanded into nine states and has made over $17 million dollars for the company. Ben worked his way up to Vice President of National accounts for Crown Services where he managed a $126 million dollar sales portfolio and developed sales procedures and best practices for the company.
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Wiggins, MBA and Esq. (CFO) is a serial entrepreneur who has built, bought, or sold over 18 companies in his professional career. As CEO, he built his first company with five associates from Wharton Business School, creating the largest residential real estate database company in the country. He has since built and run companies in high tech, manufacturing, retail and IT. His strongest skill is being able to quickly evaluate the financial metrics of a company to maximize its operations and as a skilled salesman who has successfully built motivated, professional sales teams. Wiggins graduated from Tufts University summa cum laude in Economics, received his MBA in Finance and Marketing from The Wharton School/U of Pennsylvania, and his JD degree from Georgetown University and is a member of the Washington, DC Bar.
Chief Engineer of Science and Technology
Marcus Schestopol (Chief Engineer of Science and Technology) is a pharmaceutical development chemical engineer with over 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical CMC product development, process scale-up, formulations and biodegradable polymer development. He has directed all phases of pharmaceutical development from laboratory feasibility studies of NCE development to commercialization of drug products. Marcus currently advises on CMC strategies to support FDA filings including IND, NDA, BLA and post approval supplements in establishing practical plans that incorporate current process designs along with future improvements to deliver data and process packages in accordance with current health authority thinking. During his career he was named on several patents ranging from novel chemical synthetic pathways to device design. Marcus received his Chemistry degree from Emory University and his Chemical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Executive Vice President of Commercial Development
Robert Verscharen (Executive Vice President of Commercial Development) has been a consultant to various segments of the pharmaceutical industry since 2006. Prior to retirement, he was Vice President of Pharmaceutical Purchasing and Specialty programs at the Eckerd Corporation. Bob has a broad view of the requirements needed to operate retail, nursing homes, and mail order purchasing. Over his forty-year career, he has developed relationships with decision makers across the spectrum of pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and related operations. In 2004, Bob received the Harold W. Pratt Award, the chain drug industry's highest honor.
Chief Operating Officer
Denis Connaghan (Chief Operating Officer) brings experience in building and transitioning businesses through strong leadership and focus on customers, revenue and profit while ensuring scalability in US and international markets. Additionally, Mr. Connaghan has significant Board & C-Level experience with substantial commercialization experience across industry sectors including Healthcare, Life Sciences, Insurance and Information Technology.
David Casarett, MD, MA
Chief Medical Officer
David Casarett MD MA (Chief Medical Officer) is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Casarett is the author of more than 100 articles in journals including JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine, and his writing has appeared in print and online in Salon, Esquire, Discover, Newsweek, the New York Times, and Wired. He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers.
Director of Training and Science
Ann Hamlin (Director of Training and Science) has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and a Master's Degree in Forensic Chemistry. She retired after 30 years at the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory where she finished her last nine years as the Forensic Scientist Manager of the Drug Chemistry Section. All thirty years were served in the Drug Chemistry section both as an analytical chemist and Special Agent of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. During her career she has proven success in project management, strong team management background and extensive experience in recruitment, selection and retention of employees. She has extensive experience communicating with the Criminal Justice Community as well as the North Carolina General Assembly. For over ten years she has advised the North Carolina General Assembly on matters related to controlled substances including, but not limited to, the current Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina. She is now serving as Director of Training and Scientific Support for DisposeRx.
Regional Executive Sales Manager/Trainer
Melissa Masters (Regional Executive Sales Manager/Trainer) started her career in the mortgage industry with Bank One Mortgage but as a young wife and mother decided to start her own cleaning business, which she ran very successfully for 12 years. She enjoyed the life-long relationships she built with her clients as well as the "work/life balance" that self-employment provides a young family. Melissa joined the Brownsburg Police Department in Brownsburg, Indiana as a reserve police officer and enjoyed serving the community in that challenging environment for three years and learned a lot about community policing and community affairs. She joined Crown Staffing Services where she found her true niche in Sales and Customer Service. She surpassed the corporate stretch-goal for sales representatives of $1M annual revenue several times for six years, averaging $3M annually which often positioned her as the top sales representative for the company. Melissa brings a special kind of drive and energy to Dispose RX with great emphasis on customer service and looks forward to contributing to the company's success.
Director of Manufacturing, President of IBR
Kevin Jennings (Director of Manufacturing, President of IBR), President of IBR Packaging has extensive manufacturing experience, along with expertise in branding and marketing areas. Kevin will be overseeing the manufacturing and packaging of all Dispose RX products at the IBR Packaging facility. IBR Packaging is a state of the art cGMP facility, specializing in flexible packaging and is located in Carrollton, Texas.
Chair, Pharmacy Advisory Board
Dick Domann (Chair, Pharmacy Advisory Board) began his pharmaceutical career in 1980 as a sales representative with McNeil Pharmaceuticals. In 1983 he moved on to GlaxoSmithKline where he filled roles of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, state and federal government, trade relations and corporate operations. In 2010 Dick left GSK to take a position as Vice President of Business Development and Sales for the Kerr Drug retail pharmacy chain based in North Carolina. He centered his efforts on the growth and development of Kerr’s specialty pharmacy business as well as their long term care pharmacy operations. Dick has consulted with numerous companies in the pharmaceutical industry in areas ranging from big pharma sales and marketing, channel management services and retail pharmacy distribution. Dick has recently retired from the position of Vice President, Pharmacy Services for TrialCard, Inc. a technology enabled RTP based pharmaceutical industry services company.
Mary P. Sundeen
Senior Vice President
Executive Vice President
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Using DisposeRx packets is an important step in combating the abuse of unused, expired and leftover medications that contribute to 70% of new addictions in the United States.
DisposeRx is comprised of materials that are non-toxic and Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. As with anything that is not intended for human consumption, please seek medical attention if accidentally ingested.