Rxndersafe - Frequently asked questions
RxDestroyer's™ patented formula begin dissolving medications on contact. As medications are dispersed the activated carbon adsorbs them rendering them useless for abuse. Product is “ready-to-use". No adding water needed; Simply add medications. When full, discard into common trash or according to your facilities, local, state, tribal or federal rules/ guidelines.
The RxDestroyer™ pharmaceutical disposal system accepts all DEA scheduled and OTC (over the counter) forms of non-hazardous, water soluble medications with the exception of effervescent or other gas producing drugs (antacids). The following is a small example of the most common types that the system accepts:
A1: DO NOT add effervescent or antacid or gassing medications.
A2: NO hardware such as syringes, glass or bottles. Dispose of physical vials and syringes into red sharp containers.
A3: DO NOT place P-list, U-List or any hazardous pharmaceuticals in container. Links below:
A4: Leaf Marijuana
A5: Medications Insoluble in H2O or Oil Based Medications
A6: PurduePharm’s version of Oxycontin is “Non-Divertible”, having a unique gel formulation which will not dissolve timely in Rx Destroyer™. Oxycontin made by Purdue seems to be a good candidate for RCRA waste.
A) To date, Rx Destroyer™ pharmacists have reviewed the following “Non-Divertible” drugs and have been deemed them acceptable in Rx Destroyer™:
Naltrexone | Opana | Suboxone
B) “Water Solubility” is the key for adsorption. Medications have varying levels of water solubility thus have differing neutralization times yet fall within an expected 7 day period.
C) Generator is ultimately responsible for additives to product. If ever in doubt what can be added to Rx Destroyer™, always consult supervisor, local, state, tribal and federal guidelines prior to using. Feel free to contact Rx Destroyer™ customer service directly or submit email inquiries to askthepharmacist@RxDestroyer.com.
The final rule implements a standard of destruction: non-retrievable. The process utilized to render a substance “non-retrievable” shall permanently alter the substance’s physical or chemical condition or state through irreversible means and thereby render the substance unavailable and unusable for all practical purposes. A substance is considered “non-retrievable” when it cannot be transformed to a physical or chemical condition or state as a controlled substance or controlled substance analogue. Click here for DEA notification letter.
Yes. Medications are adsorbed to carbon, which are subsequently scientifically irretrievable. The patent formula meets DEA regulations for destruction of controlled substances by deeming processed materials “non-retrievable”.
NO. The drugs are NOT retrievable because it is chemically bound in the activated carbon’s pores. It takes commercial reactivation (furnace at 1700°F) to restore carbon. Their boiling points are too high for desorption without breaking bonds, so the drugs will never leave the pores as the whole and thus once adsorbed and the carbon bed is drained, there is no mechanism for the drugs to leave the pores as the original molecule. At this red heat adsorbate drugs are mineralized to carbon dioxide water.
Yes. However, the hardener is optional.
Rx Destroyer™ products are manufactured on-demand and processed based upon common FIFO (First-In, First-Out) inventory methods. Subsequently, orders shipped have a “Born On” date no later than 30 days prior to ship date.
A1. Unopened containers – (3) years.
A2. Once medications have been added, (1) year is suggested. As it is impossible to predict all additive combinations, please consult and follow facilities, local, state, tribal and or federal guidelines.
Freezing may occur in northern climates during transport.
A1 Simply allow to thaw and use as directed.
A2. If container appears to be damaged in anyway discard.
RxDestroyer's™ pharmaceutical disposal system is a multiple use system. Continue to add until reaching 2″ of the bottle opening. When not in use, always store in a controlled, safe and secure location.
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