Benzer Pharmacy launches at-home medication disposal program

Sandra Levy
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Patients in the 29 states where Benzer Pharmacy operates now have access to an at-home medication disposal program. Benzer Pharmacy announced that it will begin offering DisposeRx’s market leading at-home medication disposal packets. The packets will be offered by pharmacists during the comprehensive in-person consultations to patients with unused and expired medications at home.

“Our culture is built on a ‘people first’ philosophy, and the safety of our patients and their families is paramount,” said Tonya Shackelford, Benzer Pharmacy president. “We know that medication disposal is a critical but often overlooked step needed to prevent drug diversion and accidental poisonings. DisposeRx is a simple and cost-effective product with a supporting education program that we can offer to our loyal customers.”

With 82 locations in 29 states, Benzer is a national pharmacy chain dedicated to patient wellness and the business and professional support local pharmacists need to better serve their communities.

“Working with Benzer on this program it became obvious that we share similar values and are committed to patient safety,” said William Simpson, DisposeRx president. “We are proud to work with them to eradicate leftover medications in their communities and help educate their patients about the importance of drug disposal.”

DisposeRx at-home medication disposal packets are comprised of materials that are FDA-approved for oral medications and provide a simple, convenient and effective solution for the disposal of unused or expired medications. The active ingredient in the medication is chemically and physically sequestered in a polymer gel when water and the DisposeRx powder are added to a prescription vial and shaken. Patients can use the patented product with pills, tablets, capsules, liquids and powders and can then throw away the vial in the household trash.