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Donation of deactivation pouches will let locals safely dispose of prescription drugs

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals donated 60,000 drug-deactivation pouches to help fight prescription opioid abuse in Southern Nevada through a partnership with Roseman University of Health Sciences. The pouches will be distributed for free at health fairs and education events.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals donated 60,000 drug-deactivation pouches to help fight prescription opioid abuse in Southern Nevada through a partnership with Roseman University of Health Sciences. The pouches will be distributed for free at health fairs and education events. They are designed to render prescription opioids safe for disposal by using carbon to deactivate the active ingredients. "Prescription drugs are designed to heal, not harm. But today, prescription drug misuse, abuse, and diversion is one of our nation's and Nevada's greatest health concerns," said Mallinckrodt's Derek Naten. "Safe drug disposal is critically important in the fight to keep these unused drugs from falling into the wrong hands."

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