The Spring 2018 issue of the U.S. Pain Foundation’s Pain Pathways magazine features Safer LockR in an article on the safe storage of powerful pain medications. While pills may be an essential part of the medication toolbox for people who suffer from chronic pain, they are also vulnerable to accidental childhood access, teenage “experimentation,” and outright theft and diversion by someone other than the intended patient.
Protecting your loved ones: Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications describes how founder Deborah Simpson’s experience inspired the Safer Lock’s simple yet powerful abuse-deterrent design. Deborah seldom took the pain pills she was prescribed for a crushing car accident because she didn’t like how they made her feel. And she didn’t notice that her teenage son had become addicted to the pills he discovered in the medicine cabinet. “At first, there is utter shock,“ she explains. “Every parent believes, ‘Not my kid.’ But it is my kid and it is your kid – or it could be.”
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that more than 70% of misused or abused medications come from home medicine cabinets, underscoring the need to keep families safe with a Safer Lock.
Safer Lock is a patented 4-digit combination locking cap that is sold with the Safer Lock bottle or can retrofit many existing pharmaceutical vials used in pharmacies today. Patients create and set their personal combination from 10,000 possibilities, which can only be changed when it’s on its current, correct combination. Safer Lock will only open when it’s on the correct combination, which keeps non-patients from pilfering medication without detection. Safer Lock of Gatekeeper Innovation, Inc. is headquartered in Sacramento, California.
Read the company’s white paper on the opioid epidemic and learn more about the Safer Lock at http://www.saferlockrx.com.
The U.S. Pain Foundation serves as an advocate for tens of millions of Americans afflicted or affected by pain. Through support groups, advocacy workshops, INvisible Project events, webinars and an online support community called Heroes of Healing, the organization strives to connect the pain community so each person with pain feels supported, validated and recognized.
Company Name: Gatekeeper Innovation
Contact Person: Susan King
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Phone: 916 765-4479
Address:4200 North Freeway Blvd., Suite 2
State: CA 95834
Country: United States