NOVATO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse, 4Thought Products has released Pill Pod - a new affordable lock box for securing medications at home. To watch video click here
Bathroom medicine cabinets have become the new drug supplier for teens looking to "get high." Many have the misconception that recreational use of Rx drugs is safe, when in fact a wrong combination or use with alcohol can be fatal. Abuse of opioid painkillers, such as Oxycontin, is often a gateway which can lead to heroin addiction. According to SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 70% of children who abuse prescription drugs admit to getting the drugs from family or friends. Few prescribed patients closely track their medications, making it difficult to recognize the routine disappearance of pills. Outside visitors such as contractors, cleaning services, and elder care aids might also be potential sources of theft. Small children are at risk for accidental poisoning with ingestion of just a single unsecured dose.
Pill Pod is an affordable and practical "keyless" drug lock box that can be used in any home.
"We want people to take a responsible and proactive step by safeguarding their medications. The best way to resolve a drug addiction problem is to not let it initiate in the first place," states the developer and company founder Steve Small. The device is intended to provide convenience and ease of use for the prescribed patient while at the same time keep drugs out of the "wrong hands" and act as a strong deterrent to "experimentation."
With patent pending, Pill Pod has been engineered from a "clean sheet of paper" and uses a unique hinge-less removable combination locking cover. It is designed to be both lightweight and strong with "pick-resistant" features that provide added security. It is simple to use and comes with a pre-assigned four-digit code, requiring no set up. The compact size allows it to fit into standard depth medicine cabinets and it is convenient for travel use providing privacy. The container can store up to eight pill bottles and accept taller liquid bottles. Pill Pod is now available for purchase on the company's website www.pill-pod.com
4Thought Products LLC was founded in 2011 by mechanical engineer Steve Small. He holds patents on several inventions, including locking devices, and has developed new products for a number of industries in the US and abroad.