BGR Government Affairs has scooped up DC work for DisposeRX, which believes its in-house drug disposal packets can play a major role in combatting the nation's opioid epidemic, which kills 130 Americans each day.
The National Insitute of Drug Abuse reports 70 percent of new addictions can be traced to leftover prescriptions in home medicine cabinets. The Sanford, NC,-based company says consumers can use its packets to cut the number of drugs available for diversion and misuse.
DisposeRX CEO John Holaday and president William Simpson joined Donald Trump at the White House opioid summit in October. Through partnerships with Walmart, Kroger and Rite Aid, DisposeRX is donating disposal packets to get rid of 10M opioid pills.
BGR works legislative and regulatory matters dealing with drug disposal systems.
Its five-member DisposeRX team includes Dave Boyer (one-time staffer at the Food and Drug Administration), Matthew Hoffman (aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan), Remy Brim (senior health advisor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren), Brent Del Monte (legislative director for Congressman Tom Bliley), John Stone (counsel to the House Energy & Commerce's Health Subcommittee) and Robb Walton (senior health advisor to Sen. Bill Cassidy).