Medication disposal system

  • US 8,535,711 B2
  • Filed: 03/26/2009
  • Issued: 09/17/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/23/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A disposal system for reducing substance abuse or environmental contamination from unused medications, said system comprising:

  • (a) a disposable, sealable container that can be opened to receive an amount of unused medication substance therein;

    (b) an amount of an active binding agent in said container for treating said medication on contact, said binding agent includes an amount of activated charcoal that prevents later independent extraction of said medication, such that insertion of said medication into said container will cause said medication to contact said binding agent; and

    (c) said container including a closure for sealing said container to thereby capture a treated medication.

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