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Horizon to distribute 200,000 drug disposal packets to combat opioid abuse

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced on Tuesday it is distributing free drug disposal packets to 55,000 members.

Horizon will also partner with law enforcement and community organizations to distribute an additional 123,000 packets to help rid New Jersey homes of unused opioids.

Packets of DisposeRx are being mailed out this week to Horizon BCBSNJ members who recently received an opioid prescription. DisposeRx allows for the safe and effective disposal of opioids by simply adding water and the content of the packet to the medicine bottle. The unused drugs are rendered inert forming a gel-like biodegradable substance safe for disposal with household waste.

Read more at NJBIZ.