Medication disposal system geared to LTC

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Drug Buster drug disposal system
Drug Buster drug disposal system

A nurse has partnered with Medline to introduce the Drug Buster® medication disposal system to the long-term care market.

Available in three sizes, the system uses activated charcoal to neutralize the active chemicals in non-hazardous medications such as capsules, lozenges and narcotics, as well as transdermal patches, making them safe to dispose of in the trash.

Nurse Sherry Day said she created the Drug Buster to address challenges with drug disposal.

“From my personal experience, there's a lack of safe and time-efficient options for clinicians. I wanted to create a product that would help alleviate common pain points associated with disposing of unused or expired medications,” she said. “With Medline's expertise in the long-term care market, I'm confident we'll be able to reach a large audience of nurses and provide them with a unique solution that helps them spend more time focusing on their patients.”

Medline said 70% of LTC nurses said they disposed of unused or expired medications one to two times a week, and that mixing medication with kitty litter or coffee grounds is a common drug disposal practice.

Providers can request a free sample through this link.


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