By Terry Kovarik
Bay Hometown Pharmacy is helping fight the opioid crisis by making it easier to destroy unused medications. The Sturgeon Bay pharmacy will be offering the Deterra Drug Deactivation System to customers. It’s part of a joint effort between the Hometown Pharmacy chain and the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Bay Hometown Pharmacy owner Jake Blazkovec says the Deterra system uses a chemical solution to destroy unused medications in a convenient manner.
And it only takes about 30-seconds to neutralize unused medications. According to Verde Technologies, the maker of the Deterra system, one pouch can destroyup to 45 pills, six-ounces of liquid medication or six medicated patches.