Novato, California (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Gone are the days of teens just simply sneaking into their parent’s liquor cabinet for a drink. The epidemic misuse and abuse of prescription drugs has now surpassed illicit street drugs like heroin and cocaine in the U.S. The easily accessible bathroom medicine cabinet has become a new drug supplier for teens looking to “get high.” Bottles of OxyContin, Vicodin, and Ritalin among others are all easily within arms reach. Many mistakenly think that the recreational use of Rx drugs is safe, when in fact a wrong combination or use with alcohol can be fatal. Opioid medications can be a gateway to heroin addiction when a pill supply gets cut off. In response to this epidemic, national organizations and coalitions have been encouraging environmentally safe disposal of unused medications along with safeguarding those regularly being used.
Few prescribed patients closely monitor, or count their medication supply. It can be difficult to recognize the routine disappearance of a few pills. The diversion of drugs is not just limited to teens. Casual visitors to a home such as contractors, house cleaners, elder care aids, and even other family members might search medicine cabinets, night stands, or dressers.
A new safety device, Pill Pod has been released by 4Thought Products. It is an affordable “keyless” drug lock box that can be used in any home. “We want people to take a responsible and proactive step by safeguarding their medications,” states company owner Steve Small. The product is intended to provide convenience and ease of use for the prescribed patient while at the same time keep drugs out of the “wrong hands”.
Pill Pod has been engineered from a “clean sheet of paper” and uses a hinge-less design for its removable combination locking cover. It is simple to use and comes with a pre-assigned four digit combination code requiring no set up. Built in security features include two levels of “pick-resistance.” Its compact size allows it to fit into standard medicine cabinets and it is convenient for use when traveling. The container’s capacity can store up to eight pill bottles as well as taller liquid bottles. The product is patent pending.
Pill Pod has a list price of $19.95 and is currently available on the company’s website (http://www.pill-pod.com). It will also soon be available at pharmacies nationwide.
About 4Thought Products LLC
4Thought Products LLC was founded in 2011 by mechanical engineer Steve Small who has spent over 27 years developing new products in a range of industries including consumer goods & electronics, computer hardware, and medical device among others. Past career experience includes the design of mechanical and electro-mechanical locks and security products for US manufacturers. The company seeks out opportunities to develop innovative products without limitation to any one category or industry.