Okra Medical’s SAFEMEDWASTE is the only disposal product with verified DEA-licensed laboratory results proving effectiveness with more than 30 controlled substances*.
The U.S. opioid crisis is killing thousands of people a year. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 11.4 million Americans misused legal prescription opioids. 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.