Did you know that theft and abuse of prescription medication is a major societal problem?

Recent estimates showed ~9 million Americans used prescription opioids within the past month (4.2% of US population)

We are experiencing an epidemic:

  1. ~4.6 million Americans admitted using prescription opioids for non-medical purposes (1.9% of US population)

  2. An estimated 49.8 million Americans (~20% of US population age 12 and older) have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons

  3. Prescription abuse is increasing among older adults, young adults (age 18-25 years), adolescents, and women

  4. Prescription drugs are the most commonly abused medications by first-time users age 12 and older

  5. In 2006, an estimated 5.2 million Americans age 12 or older were non-medical users of prescription pain drugs (ie, opioids) ─ more than cocaine (2.4 million) and hallucinogens (1.0 million) combined

  6. Between 1995 and 2005, treatment admissions for abuse of prescription pain relievers grew more than 300%

  7. Unintentional poisoning deaths involving narcotics (ie, opioids) and hallucinogens increased 55% from 1999 to 2004, which was attributed primarily to use of prescription pain relievers

  8. 11 million Americans over the age of 12, or 4.7 percent of that population, took pain relievers for non-medical use in 2002. That number increased to 12.5 million, or 5.0 percent of the population over the age of 12, in 2007

Did you know that over 70% of diverted medications were:


  1. Obtained for free or stolen from a friend or relative

  2. Dispensed in child-resistant prescription bottles that virtually anyone can open with no real way to lock them

  3. Dispensed in bottles are too hard for many adults to open, yet can be easily opened by the children they are supposed to protect!

What if there was a solution?

What if there was a way to keep others out of your prescriptions, but make it easy for you?

The Patent Pending Abuse-Loc™ Locking prescription bottle is here!

  1. It is truly lockable – without the key it can not be opened

  2. It opens with as little effort as picking up a pencil off the table


Every seven minutes a child under the age of 5 goes to the Emergency Room because of an unintentional poisoning.

-Susan Koeppen,

CBS News


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