SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gatekeeper Innovation, Inc., producers of Safer LockTM, announced that Zogenix is offering complimentary access to Safer Lock at launch of their new prescription medication as part of Zogenix’s broad, ongoing educational efforts to support appropriate use of prescription medications.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than three out of four people who misuse prescription painkillers use drugs prescribed to someone else. Safer Lock’s award-winning technology secures prescription medications in a small, portable container with a combination locking cap that can fit right on a medicine bottle, thereby helping to ensure that the person with the prescription is the only person taking the medication.
“We’re proud of Safer Lock’s technological advances to help ensure that the patient who is prescribed the medication is the one getting the medication,” said Gatekeeper Innovation Vice-President Nathan Langley. “Gatekeeper Innovation is committed to providing solutions to help mitigate drug misuse.”
“Safer Lock serves two important functions. Its presence on pharmacy shelves increases consumer awareness of the need to safeguard medications. Use of Safer Lock can help to deter or detect drug abuse,” said Michael Barnes, Executive Director of the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD). He added, “Private-sector innovation and collaboration of this nature are essential to the success of the national strategy to reduce prescription drug abuse.”
As part of Zogenix’s commitment to supporting appropriate prescription medication use, Zogenix will provide coupons for Safer Lock to those who receive patient education toolkits for select products along with educational materials and other supportive tools. Redeemable online, the coupons will cover the full cost of a Safer Lock.
Safer Lock has won several awards, including Top 5 Technology to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse in the U.S. (awarded by CLAAD), National Parenting Seal of Approval and a Mom’s Best Award.
About Safer Lock
Safer Lock is a combination locking cap for prescription medication bottles and vials. The product fits a wide variety of prescription medication bottles and serves as a solution for safely securing prescription medications.