The medicine cabinet has become the 'drug dealer' of choice for kids today. Kids abuse prescription drugs more than almost all illicit drugs combined
Freeport, NY (PRWEB) July 7, 2009
MedSafe, Inc., has released the MedSafe Prescription Lockbox, an electronic safe for prescription drugs specially designed to fit inside most existing medicine cabinets. Constructed of impact resistant polymer and secured by a customizable digital locking system, MedSafe gives parents the ability to keep their children safe from dangerous medications.
MedSafe arrives at a time when abuse of prescription drugs has become an epidemic across the United States and around the world. Studies show that nearly one in five teenagers has used prescription medication to get high. Every day, 2500 teenagers try a painkiller for the first time and someone dies from prescription drug abuse every five minutes.
"The medicine cabinet has become the 'drug dealer' of choice for kids today. Kids abuse prescription drugs more than almost all illicit drugs combined," said Michael Boccia, of MedSafe, Inc. "Too many parents who believe that "it's not happening in my house" have kids who end up in the E.R., or worse, the morgue! That's why we've made it our corporate mission to stem this tide of addiction and death."
Parents don't comprehend the depth of the issue, according to Boccia, and part of MedSafe's mission is to educate people about the growing issue of prescription drug abuse. "The vast majority of kids who've used prescription drugs say they got them from the medicine cabinet of parents, family members and friends. So even if you're completely sure your own kids aren't involved, can you say the same for their friends? Do your nieces, nephews, or grandchildren have access to your medicine chest? Anyone who keeps prescription drugs in their home needs to think about securing them, just as you would probably secure guns, and MedSafe is the easy solution."
MedSafe is partnering with non-profit organizations, from national drug abuse campaigns to local PTAs, to deliver the message and make the MedSafe Prescription Lockbox available across the country. These non-profit organizations can help promote the product as part of a fundraising campaign, thus helping to eradicate the prescription drug abuse problem and further their own cause simultaneously.
About MedSafe, Inc.
MedSafe is dedicated to creating products that keep families safe in their own homes, with a particular focus on drug safety. MedSafe understands that drug safety begins with education and frank discussion in the home, but also believes that going one step further and locking up their prescription drugs can help parents keep their children alive and drug-free. A portion of MedSafe profits are donated to non-profit organizations that promote drug education and fight drug abuse.
Learn more about MedSafe at http://www.HelpSaveOurKids.com
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