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TOMORROW’S CLEANING AUGUST 09
Innovations
Drug destruction
CONTINUING ITS DRIVE TO BRING GROUND-BREAKING
WASHROOM AND HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS TO THE UK
MARKET, TRADE HYGIENE HAS INTRODUCED NEW
DRUG DESTRUCTION KITS FOR USE IN THE PUBLIC
AND HEALTHCARE SECTOR.
From the street, to schools, to shops, to lead to rescue attempts, unfounded Trade Hygiene has also formulated an
airports, the disposal of illegal drugs is an accusations and even irregularities in odourless, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic
issue that can be particularly difficult to procedure. chemical additive as part of the denaturing
combat. Until now that is. Trade Hygiene has
Trade Hygiene has introduced two versions of
process. Its overwhelmingly bitter and foul
formulated a kit that renders any drug
a simple, swift, universal destruction kit for
taste prevents people from ingesting the
completely indigestible.
illegal drugs and POMs. e-Pharmi is a
contents of the kit before it has been sealed –
Drug destruction kits are recommended by the healthcare version aimed at public and private
either deliberately or by accident. The additive
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating sector healthcare organisations, and e-drug is
if ingested can cause immediate vomiting
Committee as an a secure version for use by police and security
preventing accidental poisonings. The
effective and services. Both products denature illegal drugs
denatured substance will therefore have no
appropriate means and POMs within 30 seconds, and thanks to an
“street” value because it cannot be ingested.
of destroying drugs. odourless additive from Trade Hygiene, they In the e-Drug version, for use by the security
These kits render cannot be ingested deliberately or by accident. services, the CD container is ssecured with
illegal drugs and a tamper-proof lid and shive (inner seal).
prescription only A uniquely numbered security label can be
used on all paperwork to provide a clear audit
medicines (POMs)
trail from point of confiscation to submission
safe in less than
as evidence. A second dual layer security
30 seconds for
label allows the person confiscating the illegal
secure storage as
substance to add the date, badge/reference
evidence, or for
number and brief description of the substance
disposal as
to the kit.
normal pharmaceutical waste.
When presented for evidence, a simple
For public and private sector healthcare staff,
forensic test on the contents of the container
the police, HM Prison staff, HM Forces,
can be used to confirm the exact nature,
security organisations, airports and other
volume and toxicity of the original illegal
border controls, handling illegal drugs and
substance.
prescription only medicines are a daily hazard.
They present problems in disposal, storage
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and their variety, and their intrinsic value can
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INNOVATIONS
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