Pill Pod Drug Lock Box - Safeguard Your Meds
Secure Your Rx Prescription Medications in a Pill Pod Drug Lock Box, Locking Pill Bottle to Protect Your Family.
Rx Opioids and Heroin Addiction: A National Epidemic
Abuse of prescription drugs/opiates is at epidemic levels and fueling heroin addictions in our nation. More people die of opiate overdoses each year than in car crashes. Teens, housekeepers, contractors, hotel maids, or casual visitors can potentially be searching your medicine cabinets - looking for something to steal and "get high" or sell on the streets. Unsecured pharmaceutical drugs can be stolen from a patient’s room in nursing homes or long term health care facilities in just seconds. When was the last time you took count of, or kept track of, the left over Rx drugs and cough syrup left in your medicine cabinet? Would you recognize it if some of your pills went missing? Unsecured Rx drugs in the home can be just as lethal a loaded weapon. Pill Pod is an effective deterrent to help prevent easy, unrestricted access to your medications. California law, Assembly Bill No. 2859, requires pharmacies that dispense Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances to display and have available safe storage products. Pill Pod qualifies as a locking storage container / medication lock box that can be offered to meet this requirement.
Don't Rely on Child-Resistant Safety Caps Alone
People assume that child-resistant safety caps will effectively protect our kids from harm, but recent studies have found otherwise. Federal regulations standards regarding testing and passing requirements for child-resistant safety caps are not that stringent. These caps are not “child-proof,” but rather “child-resistant.” A recent study (from watchdog group Safe Kids) found that in a group of 4 year olds tested, each child could open at least one medication bottle from a variety selected - some within seconds. Medications are the leading cause of poisoning in children where 9 out of 10 occur in the home. Commonly used pill minders / organizers are not child resistant and can easily be accessed when left on kitchen counters or dining room tables. More than 59,000 children end up in an ER each year due to accessing medicine while an adult was not looking. Pill Pod provides a child-proof and senior friendly solution to help protect young children from accidental poisoning.
Legalization of Marijuana: Poisoning Risk for Children
Changes in laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana have created an entirely new set of health and safety problems. Children are finding their way into unsecured marijuana, or cannabis edibles. These highly potent edibles (laced into chocolate, cookies, suckers, etc.), can poison children resulting in trips to the ER. Colorado hospitals have seen a spike in children under the age of five being treated in emergency rooms due to ingestion of edibles. In response, the marijuana industry has promoted a minimal solution – a zip lock bag with a “pinch to release” zipper at the opening – which might prevent a 1 year old from opening it….maybe? How would a child know that the cookie, discreetly placed on the top shelf of a cabinet, might have a potent dose of marijuana? Regardless of people’s views on marijuana, any responsible parent should keep stored cannabis products locked away in their homes - for their children’s safety. Pill Pod provides a responsible child-resistant solution.