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Wireless Wednesday: Ashley Schmidt, VP of Regulatory and Compliance at Inmar Intel., Drug Takebacks

Ashley Schmidt, Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance at Inmar Intelligence on Prescription Drug Takeback Day.

She joins Rick.

Last year over 100,000 Americans died after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain medications. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Have a listen:

Did you know?

An estimated 16.7 million people used prescription drugs for a non-medical purpose in the last year

Of the non-medical users, nearly 70% obtained their pills from family and friends, a phenomenon known as diversion.

Keeping unused, excess prescription pain medications in the home leaves households vulnerable to misuse, accidents and diversion, or the non-medical use of legally prescribed medications

According to a national survey on consumer drug take-back awareness, 76% of respondents currently have leftover, unused, expired or unwanted medications in their homes.

32% reported keeping said medications because they don’t know how to dispose of them properly.

To help fight the crisis, Inmar Intelligence is committed to providing a safe, convenient, and responsible means to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the dangers of keeping unwanted prescription drugs in the home, including the potential for abuse and misuse. In addition to Inmar’s impact nationwide, the company also hosts its Consumer Drug Take-Back Events. As part of the U.S. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 22, Inmar Intelligence will host its sixth Consumer Drug Take-Back Events in many locations.

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· What is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day?

· Why is it important to clean out medicine cabinets and get rid of unwanted or unused medications?

· What can people do to protect their households from the dangers of keeping these drugs in the home?

· Why shouldn’t unwanted or unused drugs be thrown in the trash or flushed down the toilet?

· What does Inmar Intelligence do to support consumer drug take-back efforts?

· Where are Inmar’s drug take-back kiosks located? And how can people find them?

· Where can listeners find more information about Inmar Intelligence and Drug Disposal Services?

Ashley Schmidt, Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance at Inmar Intelligence, is an practiced healthcare industry leader with a demonstrated history of working in the regulatory, information technology, pharmaceutical and managed care segments. She is highly skilled in regulatory compliance, government affairs, contract negotiation, strategic organizational and product growth, product marketing, and team leadership. Ashley has expansive healthcare knowledge in regulatory, risk and legal policy as a graduate of the Master of Studies in Law at Wake Forest University


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