Element MDS works by mixing medications (liquid, solid and even controlled substances) with an organic, plant-based powder and simple tap water. Shaking this mixture turns it into an unusable, gel-like substance that is ready for disposal in a common trash receptacle.
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Yes. Element MDS can be used for the disposal of controlled substances as well as most other medications.
Element MDS is offered in two sizes. Element MDS Ready-Pack is a convenient 4oz packet. Each packet can dispose of up to 250 tablets/capsules*. Element MDS XL 750 is a 17oz packet. Each of these can dispose of up to 750 tablets/capsules*.
*based on the size of a standard, 200 mg over-the-counter ibuprofen tablet
Element MDS is available in two options. The Element MDS Ready-Pack is perfect for home use. Each packet is capable of disposing of 250 tablets/capsules. Consider this option when disposing of an expired prescription or pain medications that you no longer need. This is our most popular in-home option.
The Element MDS XL 750 is best for health care organizations that dispose of large amounts of medications. This option disposes of up to 750 tablets/capsules. It also offers the convenience of grab-and-go packaging. Each packet contains every component needed. This is our most popular when groups make Element MDS available to individuals outside of their organizations (e.g. community coalitions, law enforcement and funeral homes).
When a patch is mixed with the Element MDS Powder Packet and water, it is bathed in the gel-like substance. This does not make the patch unusable, but it certainly makes it less desirable.
Yes. With a minimum order, we can place your logo and messaging on any of the Element MDS products to promote the efforts of your organization. Contact us for more information.
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It's cost effective. You can quickly and responsibly dispose of the expired and unused medications in your medicine cabinet.
It's convenient. Element MDS provides everything you need to dispose of medications fast. Just add water.
It's effective. When combined with the MDS Powder Packet and water, the structure and texture of the medication is altered within minutes. The old method of mixing medication with kitty litter or coffee grounds may simply encapsulate the medication, leaving it easily accessible by unintended users.
It's efficient. The fast procedure allows nurses and other users more time for other activities.
It's cross functional. Element MDS can accommodate solids and liquids simultaneously. And, unlike mail-in kits, Element MDS can be used to dispose of controlled substances — even narcotics.
It's safe for users. The Element MDS powder is plant-based and harmless to handle.
It's customizable. You can place your logo and messaging on any of the Element MDS products.
It's complete. Our industry experts can work with you to develop a complete medication disposal strategy for your organization, including policy development, regulatory and compliance management, documentation and education.
Everyone! While Element MDS was originally developed for hospice organizations, it is a perfect fit for anyone looking for a responsible method to dispose of medications.
Element MDS has been used in creative ways to support the efforts of pharmacies, hospitals, doctors offices, community coalitions, landfill organizations, law enforcement agencies, funeral homes and many others. Contact us to see how Element MDS can help you.