MedSafe is an unused and expired medication disposal system. This easy-to-operate system accepts controlled (Schedules II-V), non-controlled, and over-the-counter medicines. MedSafe meets the requirements of the DEA Controlled Substances Act.
MedSafe combines a stainless-steel collection receptacle with a removable prepaid shipback inner liner. When the inner liner fills, authorized persons can safely remove the liner from the collection receptacle, seal it, and return it via common carrier. Inner lines are treated by incineration, rendering the pharmaceuticals non-retrievable per the DEA's destruction standard.
MedSafe is designed for long-term care facilities (LTCF), licensed law enforcement, and narcotic treatment centers as well as retail pharmacies and hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies.
38-Gallon MedSafe is ideal for facilities, such as retail pharmacies, that generate larger amounts of pharmaceutical waste from ultimate users. MedSafe increases foot traffic for retail pharmacies by providing a much-needed service to the community.
18-Gallon MedSafe is perfect for facilities that generate smaller amounts of pharmaceutical waste, such as long-term care facilities. MedSafe is convenient and easy to use. Nurses no longer have to spend time mixing unused medication with kitty litter or popping pills out of bingo cards.
"By law, the pharmacy could not legally accept dispensed prescriptions. That changed last fall," said Maj. Marcio Fletes, director of outpatient pharmacy operations here. "The MEDSAFE unit definitely meets our patients' needs."
In an effort to improve safety among the Fort Rucker community, Lyster Army Health Clinic added a new option for medication disposal for its beneficiaries. Located in the pharmacy lobby, the new MedSafe drop box allows patients to safely dispose of any unwanted or expired medications.
That is until now. At nearly two dozen of its community pharmacies across the state, Intermountain Healthcare has installed secure drop-off boxes called "MedSafe." Utah is one of a few states in the nation installing these. People who have unused medications can deposit them in the boxes for proper disposal.
Medsafe Boxes are placed at Northside Pharmacy and the Medicine Bin in Lafayette. The safe disposal boxes allow customers to drop off unwanted or expired medications with the convenience of picking up their current medications at the pharmacy. KLFY.com
"I'm so proud that we have something situated in the community now that's 24/7. You don't have to wait until October, or until April, or whenever. Cause it's twice a year. You don't have to hold onto medication because you can walk directly into your pharmacy and drop that medication off" Mechelle Richard
The hospital vetted several medication disposal companies according to price, ease of use and the manner in which they destroyed medication, and ultimately chose the MedSafe system from Sharps Compliance Inc. The pharmacy department worked to modify their Drug Enforcement Administration license in order to become an authorized medication collector. Pharmacypracticenews.com
"The utilization of the medication collection bin has been much greater than initially anticipated." Lisa Block, PharmD
One of the many topics that came about at the event was the lack of opportunity to dispose of unused medication to prevent from potential abuse, which triggered a response plan from H.O.P.E and members of the community. Oswegocountytoday.com
"We have a new resource that will help us decrease the risk of accidental overdose or the development of addictions." Savannah Jacquay
Carlson Drug, 821 Sixth Street, is adding a secure metal dropbox where people can get rid of unused or expired medications. The Umatilla Police Department procured the dropbox with grant funding from Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation. Opb.org
"People are always asking her how they can safely dispose of the rest of their prescription once they no longer need the drugs they were taking." Cathy Putnam, owner of Carlson Drug
In an effort to improve safety in Iron County related to medication disposal, Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics has provided a grant for two drug disposal receptacles in the community. Ironmountaindailynews.com
"It's important to properly dispose of unused medications to reduce the risk of accidental exposure or intentional misuse." Aspirus Iron River Hospital Pharmacist, Phil Wojdula
MedSafe is designed for long-term care facilities (LTCF), licensed law enforcement, and narcotic treatment centers, as well as retail pharmacies and hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies. When used in long-term care, an approved "collector" must manage the MedSafe collection receptacle program.
A collector is an approved DEA registrant that applies with the DEA to collect controlled substances from ultimate users. Retail pharmacies can install and manage a MedSafe collection receptacle program by registering with the DEA as a collector. Additionally, retail pharmacies may install and manage MedSafe programs at LTCFs.
Yes. Both controlled (Schedules II-V) and non-controlled substances can be disposed of in the MedSafe collection receptacle. With MedSafe, facilities have one complete solution for disposal of non-hazardous unused medications.
The MedSafe medication collection and disposal systems is available for sale or lease to facilities approved by the DEA to manage collection receptacle programs. For more information on each option and pricing, please contact a Sharps Compliance sales consultant at (800) 772-5657.
Inner liners are available for purchase in a four-pack option or they are auto-shipped when the MedSafe system is leased. Pricing is dependent on program purchase/lease options. To learn more about MedSafe and which option best meets your facility's needs, please contact a Sharps Compliance sales consultant at (800) 772-5657.
Sharps Compliance has created materials to help you market MedSafe to your community. You will have access to postcards, flyers, posters, and much more so you can spread the word about MedSafe.
Sharps Compliance, Inc. (Sharps) fully complies with DOT regulations for the transport of such drugs collected for disposal as authorized by the DOT under Special Permit # DOT-SP 20284. Click the link for the Special Permit under which the Company operates.
MedSafe is a patent-pending solution from Sharps Compliance.
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