64,000 Americans died
in 2016 due to opioid overdoses. If it
wasn’t for the phenomenal efforts of our first responders, this number would
have likely been 2 to 3 times higher. At
current growth rates, 110,000 Americans will die from opioid overdoses in
2019. This crisis is tearing apart the
fabric of America. In some parts of the
country, over 40% of job applicants fail drug tests, significantly hampering
the regional economy. Government and
insurance companies spend between $50 billion and $100 billion annually dealing
with this epidemic. More importantly, it
is tearing apart families and communities as addiction is often accompanied by theft
and prostitution to support the habit.
This epidemic is
unique in that it cuts across all of America.
Although it does vary slightly based on geography, the issue is present
in every state. It cuts across cities,
suburbs, and rural areas. It does not
discriminate based on age, income or ethnicity.
Approximately 960,000 teens aged 12 - 17
initiate drug abuse annually by experimenting with prescription medications,
primarily opioids (pain killers). These
pills are usually pilfered (taken) from the family’s medicine cabinet (a few at
a time so it is not obvious) or obtained from friends / classmates who pilfer
from their family. These drugs are so
addictive that a teen or young adult can get hooked within just a few doses. Prescription opioids can be even more
addictive than heroin. Unfortunately,
experimenting with prescription opioid often leads to heroine and fentanyl
addiction. Prescription opioids are the
most frequently abused substances by 12 and 13 year olds.
Safe Rx® Locking Prescription Bottles are
secured with your preferred 4-digit PIN.
There are 10,000 different combinations for each Bottle and the Bottle
can only be opened with one of these 10,000 combinations. Safe Rx® Locking Prescription Bottles have
been proven to prevent pilfering in our studies. Safe Rx strongly believes that all controlled
substances prone to abuse should be stored in Locking Prescription Bottles. In a perfect world, all Schedule II, III, and
IV controlled substances would be dispensed by pharmacies in Locking
On average, 200,000 children under age 5 are
poisoned annually by ingesting prescription and over-the counter (OTC)
medicine. 60,000 of these events result
in ER visits and 15,000 lead to hospitalization.
Accidental ingestion of analgesics (ibuprofen,
acetaminophen), prescription antibiotics, cough medicine, cold medicine, antihistamines (allergy medicine), vitamins, and supplements are the most prevalent in pediatric poisoning cases.
Since 1970, federal law has required
prescription and OTC medications to be packaged in child resistant containers. What many parents do not realize is that
child resistant does not mean CHILD PROOF, and that the existing specifications
only test children aged 5 and younger. A
large fraction of children under age 5 can readily open child resistant vials
and bottles. Young children are
curious. They see their parents and grandparents
taking medicine and they are often tempted to do the same. Making the situation even worse, many
medicines and supplements look like candy, making them even more
attractive. By securing all medications
in the household in Safe Rx® Locking Prescription Bottles, pediatric poisoning
from medicines can be greatly reduced. Parents
and grandparents should be equally diligent when traveling or visiting friends
Please encourage your family and friends to
also secure their medication using Safe Rx® Locking Prescription Bottles so that
your children will not have access to their medications in their homes. This will also help ensure that your children’s
friends do not have access to dangerous medications.
Speak with your pharmacist about having your
controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in Safe Rx® Locking Prescription
Bottles. Safe Rx® Locking Prescription
Bottles are designed for pharmacies to use in dispensing, at very low wholesale
prices and with minimal impact on pharmacy workflow.
Finally, reach out to your state and federal
lawmakers. Many leading public health
organizations such as the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have
advocated for more secure packaging for addictive medications. These organizations are actively supporting
legislative initiatives at both the state and federal level to update the
antiquated child resistant standards from 1970.
When you place an order for Safe Rx® Locking
Prescription Bottles, you will set up a Safe Rx account. To do this, you will be prompted to enter
your email address and select a password.
Please choose a password that you will remember. If you need to access your account, please
log on to your Safe Rx account by entering your email, password, and answering
the authentication question. Indicate
that you forgot your PIN and Safe Rx will promptly email your PIN to you.
If you have teens or young adults at home, we
strongly recommend that all Schedule II, III, and IV drugs be stored in Safe Rx®
Locking Prescription Bottles. Go to www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/ if you want to learn
more about drug schedules or talk to your pharmacist when you receive a
prescription. If you have children age 6
or under, we strongly recommend securing both prescription drugs and the
following OTC drugs in Safe Rx® Locking Prescription Bottles: Analgesics
(ibuprofen, acetaminophen), prescription antibiotics, cough medicine, cold
medicine, vitamins, and supplements, as these are the leading medicines /
supplements that lead to pediatric poisonings.
Be sure to label each Locking
Prescription Bottle with medicine name, dosage, dosing instructions, expiration
date, and prescription number (if applicable).
To open, hold the vial in your left hand and
the locking cap in your right hand.
Align each digit of your PIN number with the arrow at the top of the
cap. Your PIN number will read left to
right. For example, if your PIN is 1234,
1 will be on the left (vial side) and 4 will be on the right (cap side). Once your PIN is aligned, pull the cap straight
up off the top of the vial without any twisting motion.
To close, make sure that your PIN is aligned
with the arrow at the top of the cap before placing the cap back onto the vial.
Once the cap is placed back on the vial,
twist the rings to scramble the combination and LOCK the vial. Verify the cap is secured by attempting to
Visual instructions will also be shipped with
Select a PIN that you can easily remember so
you don’t have to write it down. If you
do choose to write down your PIN, please store it in a secret, secure location
that can only be accessed by you. When
opening and closing your Locking Prescription Bottle, please make sure that
teens and young adults are not watching.
If you have additional questions regarding Safe Rx® Locking Prescription Bottles,
you can view our website at Safe-Rx.com. If you have additional questions please
e-mail info@Safe-Rx.com and you will receive a
response to your question within one business day.
Safe Rx® is committed to providing LPVsTM to
protect your family and loved ones from gaining access to medication that is
not intended for them. LPVsTM
have a four-digit PIN that YOU specify during the purchasing process.
If you happen to forget your PIN, log onto your Safe Rx®
account and indicate that you forgot your PIN.
Safe Rx® will promptly email your PIN to the email that we have on file.
Note that for your family’s security, we will not
provide your password or PIN number to you over the phone or via text. These policies have been established to keep
teens and young adults from gaining access to your PIN number without your
Do not use Safe Rx® Locking Prescription Bottles – also
known as Locking Prescription Vials (LPVs™) to store medication you might need
in an emergency such as heart or seizure medicine.
Do not use Safe Rx® LPVs™ if you experience memory loss.
If you choose to write down your PIN number and / or Safe
Rx® password, please store it somewhere only you can access. This is especially critical when you have
children age 10-18 or young adults in the house.
Make sure that you clearly label each LPBwith the
name of medication, dosage, expiration date, prescription number (if
applicable), and instructions.
Safe Rx® LPVs™ are
not safes. They help prevent access
from unauthorized users. However, they
can be stolen and can be broken into by force.
In both of these situations, it will be evident that an unauthorized
user has tampered with your medication.
Make sure that children, teens, and young adults do not
witness you opening your LPVs™ as they might gain access to your PIN. After removing medication from your LPBs, be
sure to scramble the 4 rings to hide your PIN and secure your medication.
Safe Rx LLC and its affiliates (“Provider”) make no
warranty, express or implied, with respect to the locking prescription vials (“LPV’s”),
locking prescription bottles (“LPB’s”), or other information related thereto
and the LPV’s are provided as-is. You must strictly follow the provided
instructions for use of the LPV. All warranties, whether express or implied,
are hereby disclaimed, including without limitation, any implied warranties or
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, suitability or performance,
in no event shall provider be liable in contract or in tort, including
negligence and strict liability, for any damages, losses, expenses, or claims
whatsoever incurred by the user or others, including direct, special, punitive,
indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind or character. You are
responsible for, and will indemnify provider against any claim, damage, loss or
expense related to your use (or the use by anyone else) of your LPV. Any
disputes related to disclaimer and user’s use of LPVs shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Colorado, without regard
to its conflict of law principles, including all matters of construction,
validity and performance.