Massachusetts is facing a heartbreaking drug abuse epidemic. In 2015, Bay State families encountered 1,379 unintentional opioid overdose deaths, up 51% from 2013. Even now, overdose deaths in MA continue to rise. Fortunately, Massachusetts passed the first state drug-abuse prevention law that includes a requirement for pharmaceutical companies to pay for the safe disposal of unwanted medications.
With the law in place, it’s time to put it into action!
Trashing drugs also leaves them open to children, pets, and addicts, even when mixed with kitty litter or coffee grounds.
That’s why the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) wants to keep leftover drugs out of your medicine cabinets, trash bins, and waterways. We do this by setting up convenient collection kiosks that make it easy to drop off unwanted meds during your next trip to the pharmacy.
Our method works – but we need funding to make collection as convenient as possible for you and our fellow Bay Staters.
Together, we can save lives and protect our waterways.
Your donation will support our on-the-ground efforts in Massachusetts to set up convenient drop-off locations for leftover medications across the state.
PSI has created solutions for safe drug disposal for over a decade: