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Prevent Accidental Poisoning of Children. Secure Your Rx Prescription Medications in a Pill Pod 7 Day Secure - locking pill organizer.
Rx Opioids, Fentanyl, and Heroin Addiction: A National Epidemic
Abuse of prescription drugs/opiates is at epidemic levels and fueling fentanyl and 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. The same is true in hospice or palliative care situations. 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 7 Day Secure locking pill organizer 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 drug lock boxes. Pill Pod child-resistant pill organizer qualifies as a locking storage container / medication lock box that can be offered to meet this requirement. It can accommodate several medication vials. With opioid settlement funding now being distributed, agencies are looking for new evidence-based prevention solutions for use in opioid abatement programs. Prevention efforts and educating communities on the importance of safe storage plays an important role. Distribution of medication lock boxes during events and other opportunities provides a real product solution that can easily be placed in homes. This can complement the messaging of safe medication disposal and products for that intent.
Unsecured Pill Organizers & Accidental Poisoning of Children
Many people remove medications from child-resistant packaging and place them in pill organizers for convenience. Organizers are useful for adherence to medication schedules, but they put children at risk with unintended accidental poisoning. Current child-resistant packaging, on its own, is not sufficient enough to protect our kids from harm. A 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. Pill minders / organizers are a major contributor to this problem. None are child proof and can easily be accessed when left unattended on kitchen counters or dining room tables. More than 60,000 children end up in an ER each year due to accessing medicine while an adult was not looking. Pill Pod 7 Day Secure is a locking pill organizer, child-resistant and senior-friendly solution, to help protect young children from accidental poisoning.
Cannabis, Edibles, and Accidental Poisoning of 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 cannabis edibles that resemble candy. These highly potent edibles can poison children resulting in trips to the ER. Hospitals have seen a spike in children under the age of five being treated in emergency rooms. The measures that the cannabis industry has taken to provide various forms of child-resistant packaging fall short. Regardless of people’s views, any responsible parent should keep stored cannabis products locked up in their homes in a medication lock box- for their children’s safety and peace of mind. Pill Pod 7 Day Secure locking pill organizer provides a responsible child-resistant solution as a medication lock box