Safe Rx LLC said Wednesday that its locking prescription vial is available at Good Day’s pharmacies in Eaton, Longmont, Loveland and Wellington, Colo.
Physician-developed and child-resistant certified, the Safe Rx Locking Prescription Vial opens by combination. Users just turn the four numbered dials to align the correct digits with the arrow on the cap above and then lift it straight off.
The lock on the vial has 10,000 possible combinations and is encoded with a patient-selected PIN. Safe Rx said its locking vial is pilfer-resistant and tamper-evident.
“Good Day Pharmacy has always been concerned with opioid abuse. We were the first pharmacy in Colorado to schedule regular off-site take-back events, in addition to our on-site programs,” Karen Price, director of marketing at Good Day Pharmacy, said in a statement. “Our patients’ safety is our No. 1 concern, and we’re always looking for ways to safeguard their health.”
Based in Loveland, Colo., Good Day Pharmacy has eight retail pharmacies in Colorado and one specialty facility serving assisted living, long-term care and group home patients.
Designed for use in the mass retail dispensing environment, the Safe Rx locking vials are engineered for low incremental fill time and simple workflow adaptation, according to Safe Rx.
“Patients with prescriptions prone to abuse now have a cost-effective alternative for secure storage,” stated Milton Cohen, president and chief executive officer of Safe Rx. “For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can protect your children and family from the number one gateway to heroin addiction.”
Current regulations require that prescription drugs be dispensed in containers meeting child-resistant standards, Safe Rx said. However, the company noted, the guidelines date back to 1970 and only mandate that 85% of tested children ages 5 and younger can’t open them. Meanwhile, pilfering of medication from friends or relatives has become the leading source of prescription drug abuse by teens, according to Safe Rx.