Abuse of narcotics, amphetamines and other controlled substances is currently the fastest-growing public epidemic, nationally and worldwide. We’ve compiled timely resources to help fight diversion where the impacts are most personal—within local communities. An educated advocate is an effective advocate. Learn more about the reality of prescription medication diversion and how limiting access to unused, unwanted or expired medications can make a difference.
Get The Facts
Did you know it’s illegal for a medical provider to collect or hold unused, unwanted or expired medications, even when those medications are retained under lock and key? Disposing of medications is such a modern concept that even seasoned practitioners are often unfamiliar with DEA policy, the Code of Federal Regulations and the legal ramifications of collecting prescribed medications without a proper disposal plan. That’s where NarcX® can help. Whether your needs involve occasional disposal of a small amount of pills or comprehensive destruction of narcotic and non-narcotic substances collected in a drug take-back program, we have a solution for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the approved methods of destruction by the DEA?
Does NarcX® work on all medications?
What are my options to legally dispose of medications?
Who tested NarcX®, and what did they test for?
What is the definition of non-retrievable?
Is there a version of NarcX® for law enforcement?
Where is NarcX® currently available?
What size of NarcX® do I need?
How do I place an order?
How do I dispose of NarcX®?
How can I get on autoship?
Does NarcX® expire?
Can a DEA registrant dispose of there controlled substances in the sink or toilet?
Can a DEA registrant mix there controlled substances with kitty litter or coffee grounds and then throw them in the trash?
Why is NarcX the ONLY "on-site" method of destruction that is in accordance with DEA's strict definition of Non-Retrievable that can be used by a DEA registrant in the United States (DEA, CFR, & EPA compliant)?
Registrants using these companies are subject to the potential revocation or suspension of their DEA Registration as they do not meet the DEA definition of non-retrievable.
Has the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) approved incineration as an acceptable method of destruction?
a required result– non-retrievable– rather than a required method for achieving that result.”
Can a DEA registrant place a controlled substance in a container that has a liquid in it or in a powder that requires a liquid (solidifier) to be added to it and then be picked up by a DEA registered reverse distributor to be taken to an EPA approved incinerator to be render non-retrievable?
How long is a DEA registrant required to maintain there DEA Form 41?
How can a DEA registrant in lawful possession of a controlled substance dispose of that substance?
(2) Promptly deliver that controlled substance to a reverse distributor’s registered location by common or contract carrier pick-up or by reverse distributor pick-up at the registrant’s registered location.