County of Santa Barbara, CA, Has Approved Inmar Intelligence As A Drug Stewardship Plan Operator

The Safe Drug Disposal Program will offer the public safe and convenient solutions for the disposal of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications across Santa Barbara County in the effort to prevent drug diversion and misuse, and reduce risks to the health of the community and the environment

June 22, 2021 7:00 AM EDT

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Winston-Salem, NC, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inmar Intelligence, the data-driven technology-enabled services company, announced today that it has been contracted to execute a consumer drug take-back program in cooperation with the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services. In an effort to combat prescription drug abuse in Santa Barbara County, CA, The Safe Drug Disposal Program will provide drug take-back receptacles throughout Santa Barbara and make mail-back envelopes available in hundreds of locations.

Inmar Intelligence offers a safe, secure solution for anyone to safely dispose of unwanted medications. Thirty-seven different drugs were found in the water after it was treated at 25 drinking water treatment plants across the U.S. and more Americans die every day from drug overdoses than ever in the country’s history. Misuse, abuse and improper disposal of prescription drugs are at the core of this problem. 

Inmar Intelligence is working with the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services to expand and enhance access to consumer drug take-back options and protect the state’s environment from the effects of improper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. This program is funded by pharmaceutical manufacturers at no cost to pharmacies, other collectors or county residents.

Inmar Intelligence, the leader in facilitating the safe collection and disposal of unused and expired medication, is uniquely positioned to leverage its operational efficiencies, dispenser relationships and economies of scale developed as the largest provider of pharmaceutical reverse logistics services in the country to manage safe drug disposal programs on any scale. With this approval from the county of Santa Barbara, Inmar Intelligence will begin executing a program that includes a network of easily accessible kiosks that the community can use to safely and appropriately dispose of their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, preventing diversion and misuse of the drugs, while reducing the risk to public health and the environment.

“With the level of prescription drug abuse on the rise since the pandemic began, and concerns about trace pharmaceuticals in the water, the implementation of the Safe Drug Disposal Program in Santa Barbara county will provide a necessary method of safe and secure medicine disposal,” said David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar Intelligence. “Our all-inclusive, safe and secure program offers solutions for unwanted medications in cabinets at home and supports community efforts to combat the drug epidemic.”

Inmar Intelligence’s program is compliant with the DEA Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010. Inmar Intelligence is currently operating take-back programs with various retail partners and is also an approved Stewardship Plan Operator in several jurisdictions, including programs in Massachusetts, Oregon and several counties in California. Inmar Intelligence has over 4,000 drug take-back receptacles contracted nationwide and has over 90 licenses with state and local agencies, including DEA, FDA and DOT.

With more than 25 years helping healthcare clients, servicing over 50,000 pharmacies, over 80 percent of U.S. hospitals, and processing over 95 percent of the industry's wholesale returns, Inmar Intelligence is proud to be the leader in pharmaceutical returns.

For more information about Inmar Intelligence’s solutions for Healthcare, please visit https://www.inmar.com/pharmacy-manufacturers-consumer-drug-take-back-program.

About Inmar Intelligence 

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Inmar Intelligence is a leading data and tech-enabled services company. $120 billion dollars of commerce runs through our market-driven platforms which are propelling digital transformation through unified data, workflows and fund flows to help leading Fortune 5000 companies, emerging brands and health systems drive innovation. 

Throughout our 41-year history, we have served retailers, manufacturers, pharmacies, health systems, government and employers as their trusted intermediary in helping them redefine success. For more information about Inmar, please follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook, or call (866) 440-6917.

Holly Pavlika
Inmar Intelligence
(336) 770-3596
holly.pavlika@inmar.com
Source: Inmar Intelligence


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