Inmar's LifeInCheck Consumer Drug Take-Back Program Partners with Google Maps to Help Consumers More Easily Find Drug Take Back Locations
Inmar, a data-driven technology-enabled services company, today announced a partnership with Google Maps to help consumers more easily identify the closest drug disposal locations. In advance of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ET, Inmar's LifeInCheck Drug Disposal Program partnership with Google Maps strengthens Inmar's efforts to help address the national opioid epidemic that is currently sweeping the United States and endangering the lives of Americans.
Consumers can now leverage Google Maps or Inmar's LifeInCheck website (rxdisposal.lifeincheck.com) to find one of Inmar's 800 DEA-compliant, safe medication disposal receptacles across 41 states and the District of Columbia to discard surplus or expired medications in a timely and safe manner.
"It should not be difficult for someone to safely dispose of unused prescription medication when they need to; the human cost is simply too high," said David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar. "Year to date the Inmar Consumer Drug Take-Back Program has collected over 14 tons of expired and unused medications across the country and the connection with Google Maps is important as we continue to expand the program to do our part in combating the opioid crisis."
When a consumer uses a number of keywords associated with a drug take-back action, how to combat opioid abuse, or a specific receptacle location within a Google search, Google Maps will reveal locations where the consumer can dispose of the medication(s) in a receptacle provided by Inmar. In doing so, consumers directly help remove the risk of opioid abuse from their home.
"As a company, we strive to spread knowledge about the opioid crisis, while also providing a safe way to dispose of prescription medications," said Mounts. "Imagine the immense value and reduced risk of diversion and abuse if every pharmacy, hospital and law enforcement location in the U.S. offered a way to do so every single day? We will continue to work toward the proper removal of all expired or unused prescriptions in the home until the epidemic of overdoses and deaths due to opioids is eradicated."
For more information about Inmar's LifeInCheck Drug Disposal Program, please visit https://www.inmar.com/inmar-solution/lifeincheck-drug-disposal-program