Nationally Recognized Addiction Expert Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, Joins Advisory Board of DisposeRx, Inc.
SANFORD, N.C., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DisposeRx Inc. (http://www.disposerx.com) today announced that nationally recognized physician, addiction expert and business executive, Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, will serve as a strategic advisor for the company as it continues to expand its relationships with health plans, payors, pharmacy benefit managers, associations and pharmacies nationwide. DisposeRx's mission is to eradicate the misuse of unused medication and is accomplished through educational efforts and DisposeRx's innovative site-of-use technology. By bringing attention to the dangers of unintended medication poisonings and the environmental risks of unused medications, DisposeRx is able to provide communities with an at-home medication approach that is proactive, simple to use, clean and eco-friendly. DisposeRx packets are provided to customers filling opioid prescriptions at many national pharmacy locations such as Walmart, Rite Aid, Kroger, Harris Teeter as well as many independent and community pharmacies. DisposeRx packets are distributed to many hospitals and independent community groups through America's largest wholesalers, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, and are used by law enforcement, hospices and healthcare systems across the country.
Dr. Kelly Clark is the Founder of Addiction Crisis Solutions, a company focused on preventing addiction and transforming addiction care into evidence-based and cost-effective practice. She serves as President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, over 6000 physicians representing the largest medical professional organization focusing on addictive disease, as well as Steering Committee Member of the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative to Combat the US Opioid Crisis.
Dr. Clark's previous roles have included Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health Group and CleanSlate Centers; Medical Director for CVS Caremark and CDPHP; and providing expertise to the FDA, SAMHSA, DOJ, and the US Comptroller General. She is currently active on the Association of Managed Care Pharmacy's Addiction Advisory Group and as a founding member of the Advisory Board of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit.
"The medicine cabinets in our country are stocked with too many unused controlled substances each presenting a risk of misuse and unintentional poisoning," stated Dr. Kelly Clark. "I am thrilled to assist the team at DisposeRx in expanding options for consumers to rid their homes of these potentially deadly pharmaceuticals in ways that are convenient, immediate, and protective of our water supplies."
Dr. John W. Holaday, Chief Executive Officer of DisposeRx stated, "We are very pleased to have Dr. Kelly Clark as a strategic advisor as we continue to expanded opportunities for our unique and patent-pending technology." Dr. Holaday continued, "Our programs, business, and outreach efforts will be vastly informed by Kelly's extensive experience, education and accomplishments. With her appointment to our team, our goal of ridding American homes of the ticking time bombs of dangerous unused medications has moved closer to becoming a reality."
Dr. Clark earned an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, NC; her medical degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and a bachelor degree in psychology from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. She completed residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is currently board certified in both addiction medicine and psychiatry. With expertise in payment models, quality metrics, medical-behavioral health integration, and clinical care delivery systems, as well as a wealth of clinical experience treating people with addictive disease, Dr. Clark currently focuses on the epidemic of opioid addiction.
About DisposeRx Packets
DisposeRx packets contain a blend of patented and proprietary solidifying materials that provide a site-of-use solution for the disposal of unused or expired medications through drug neutralizing technology. When water and the DisposeRx powder are added to drugs in the prescription vial and shaken, the drugs are dissolved and then chemically and physically sequestered in a viscous polymer gel made from materials that are FDA approved for oral medications. For more information and to order DisposeRx packets please visit our website at https://disposerx.com/
About DisposeRx, Inc.
DisposeRx, Inc. is a drug disposal company that provides a solution to eradicate the misuse of unused medications. With offices in North Carolina, the Company is spearheading programs to educate communities about at-home site-of-use medication disposal solutions, preventing drug addictions and poisonings, overdoses and deaths. DisposeRx both chemically and physically sequesters medications in a viscous gel, which eliminates the opportunity for misuse and unintentional human and environmental exposure. DisposeRx's simple-to-use disposal solution enables ultimate users to secure a healthier home by facilitating the easy disposal of unwanted neutralized medications.
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