V23 introduces medication disposal solution

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A West Virginia company has released a medication disposal product designed to allow environmentally safe disposal of unused medicines and render the medicines undesirable to potential drug abusers.

V23, a subsidiary of Vaught, announced the launch of Element MDS. The product consists of a tamper-evident bottle into which unused drugs can be placed and then mixed with a special powder and tap water, which turn them into an undesirable, solid gelatinous substance.

Most of the Element MDS’ marketing so far has focused on hospices, but it sells for $9.99, and a spokesman for the company told Drug Store News that it could potentially be sold in retail pharmacies and used in the home as well.

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