December 19, 2018
Sanford, NC – December 19, 2018 -- DisposeRx Inc. (DisposeRx.com) today announced that senior retail healthcare executive, George Riedl, will serve as a strategic advisor for the company as it continues to expand its relationships with health plans, payors, pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies nationwide. DisposeRx packets, the most-‐tested at-‐home drug disposal solution on the market, are now provided to customers filling opioid prescriptions at Walmart, Rite Aid, Kroger and Humana Pharmacies. DisposeRx packets are also distributed to independent community pharmacies through AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, America's largest wholesalers, and are used by law enforcement, hospices and healthcare systems across the country for the immediate, and environmentally friendly destruction of unused medications.
Most recently, Riedl served as President of Health & Wellness for Walmart US, the world’s largest retailer boasting 2.3 million associates worldwide, 260 million customers served weekly, and $500 billion in annual revenue. As the leader of Walmart’s Health & Wellness operation, Riedl oversaw over 4,600 retail pharmacies, pharmacy mail service and specialty operations, retail health clinic operations, pharmaceutical purchasing, managed care sales and health and wellness transformation.
Previously, Riedl spent 27 years at Walgreens, the leading retail pharmacy chain with more than
9,000 stores and 250,000 employees. Throughout his tenure, Riedl served in a variety of leadership roles including Vice President of Purchasing, Executive Vice President of Merchandising & Marketing and Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Innovation & Purchasing.
“We are very pleased to have George Riedl serving as a strategic advisor to DisposeRx as we continue to explore expanded opportunities for our patent-‐pending technology,” stated Dr. John Holaday, Chief Executive Officer of DisposeRx, Inc. “George’s proven operational strategies have enhanced revenue for some of the largest US companies and will no doubt be of benefit to DisposeRx as well. We welcome him and look forward to working together to further stem the devastating effects of our nation’s opioid and prescription medication abuse crisis by eradicating the misuse of unused medications.”
Riedl is a licensed pharmacist in the State of Illinois and serves as an Executive Advisory Board Member for Gryphon Investors. He most recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and served on the NACDS Retail Advisory Board as well. George was a member of both Marketing 50 and the National Council of Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). In addition, George formerly served as the President and Vice President of the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.
About DisposeRx Packets
DisposeRx packets contain a blend of patented and proprietary solidifying materials that provide a safe solution for the disposal of unused or expired medications. When water and the
DisposeRx powder are added to drugs in the prescription vial and shaken, the drugs are dissolved and then chemically and physically sequestered in a viscous polymer gel made from materials that are FDA approved for oral medications. For more information please visit DisposeRx.com.
About DisposeRx, Inc.
DisposeRx, Inc. is a drug disposal company that provides a solution to eradicate the misuse of unused medications. With offices in North Carolina, the Company is spearheading programs to educate communities about practical, convenient, inexpensive and safe medication disposal solutions, preventing drug addictions, overdoses and deaths. We distribute our drug disposal product through pharmacies, hospitals, hospices, community groups, law enforcement agencies, retailers and wholesalers nationwide. DisposeRx treatment both chemically and physically sequesters medications in a viscous gel, which eliminates the opportunity for drug diversion and prevents the pollution of water supplies. DisposeRx’s simple-to-use disposal solution enables users to secure a healthier home and facilitates the easy disposal of unwanted medications into household trash. For more information please visit DisposeRx.com.