After investigating the market of secured medication containers, it’s been found that there is no provider of truly secure containers for medicine. Those who purchase these containers to protect their prescription medication should be aware of the fact that the systems that they are buying are made to appear safe or create a speed bump to slow down an intruders ability to covertly accessing the medication.
Some of the best advice that can be had about securely keeping any prescription is to be aware of the quantity of pills remaining. Because being lulled into a false sense of security by secure-looking lockboxes is how you lose track of if these meds have been compromised or not.
Until proper minimal standards can be issued, the best security one can have to keep their meds out of the hands older than a small child is to keep their containers in inaccessible areas and be aware exactly how long that bottle should last them so they can be aware of a problem should their medication not last as long as it was expected to.
And if you find that you’re the reason your medications are depleting too quickly, contact us to learn how to control the addiction.
We analyzed four major brands and all of them could be easily opened in seconds, often without any tools or expertise. In my view their security engineering in product design, quality control in manufacturing, and fitness for intended purpose were deficient, to the potential detriment of the public that relies upon their implied representation of security. While all of these companies are well-intentioned in their attempt to help affect and minimize prescription drug abuse, their solutions are only partially effective and rely upon the “appearance of security.” Ultimately these companies should understand that this “appearance of security” approach can lead to significant and costly legal liability, as well as human tragedy.
Anyone that takes or is in control of prescription drugs must be responsible for preventing their abuse or theft, especially if they are accessible by children or young adults. But they are not the only abusers. Anyone that has access to medication, including visitors, employees or relatives can contribute to the problem. Click Here to Continue Reading