Historic Opioid Legislation Heading for the President's Desk
Published: Oct 09, 2018
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., /PRNewswire/ -- DisposeRx Inc., (http://www.disposerx.com) manufacturer of a leading at-home drug disposal product and driving force behind a nationwide effort to stem our nation's prescription medication abuse crisis today shared that for the first time, Congress has officially recognized the importance of site-of-use drug disposal in reversing the opioid epidemic, and the legislation is heading to the President for signature into law.
Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC), "I've met and spoken with countless people who became addicted to pain pills they took from the family medicine cabinet," said Rep. Hudson. "This is the front line in our all-hands-on-deck fight to end the opioid crisis, and I'm proud to help lead these bipartisan efforts."
William Simpson, President of DisposeRx stated, "We'd like to recognize and thank Congressmen Richard Hudson, Erik Paulson (R-MN), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for being champions of both site-of-use drug disposal and education on proper medication management, the necessary combination of tools to significantly reduce the number of new addictions and overdose deaths in our nation."
Dr. John W. Holaday, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of DisposeRx commented, "As the torchbearer of a comprehensive effort to change the culture and habits of drug disposal in this nation, DisposeRx is working closely with the federal government, associations, and health care professionals to increase awareness of this issue and stop the opioid epidemic. We thank the 115th Congress for supporting the immediate, in-home destruction of all leftover medications while endorsing the need for educational programs and grants to spread this lifesaving information."
DisposeRx premiered a podcast series, Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope, on September 25th. New episodes will be available each Monday at Opioids-HiddenDangers-NewHope.com, and iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/opioids-hidden-dangers-new-hope). Congressman Hudson will be featured as part of this series along with NY Times bestselling author Barry Meier, who has documented the opioid crisis for the past 15 years https://opioids-hiddendangers-newhope.com/barry-meier/.
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