Okra Medical’s SafeMedWaste provides a disposal product with verified results from a DEA-licensed laboratory proving is effectiveness for regulatory destruction of more than 30 controlled substances*.
According to statistics from a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 11.4 million Americans misused illegal prescription opioids in 2017. There is a critical need to decrease diversion, or illegal misuse, of controlled substances. A safe and affordable disposal method is essential in helping to combat diversion.
Our SafeMedWaste product suite provides a safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solution to ending the life cycle of highly-addictive controlled substances*, including opioids. SafeMedWaste completely chemically destroys controlled substances that are often found in hospitals, hospice, law enforcement agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and veterinary care clinics. SafeMedWaste helps eliminate the threat of diversion and misuse.
Simply place controlled substances into one of our product containers, similar to how medical professionals discard syringes.
Our products completely neutralize controlled substances, making them non-retrievable.
The chemical process is irreversible and does not rely on adsorption to bind substances.
Our products break down controlled substances* to the point that a team of contracted PhD chemists have not been able to reformulate a single controlled substance once they are wasted in our products.
* Certain controlled substances that are also regulated by the EPA are pending EPA concurrence.