Safe Rx Brings Tamper-Evident Prescription Bottles to Military Service Members
March 31, 2021– Safe Rx has partnered with Leading Points Corporation to provide their patented tamper-evident, locking pill bottles to service members and their families through a series of focused initiatives.
The first step is an exclusive discount available to all service members and their families, including those on Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard, and Veterans. Safe Rx is pleased to offer our heroes and their families a 20% discount on all of its products. Please visit the military offer at www.safe-rx.com/pages/military.
The next step will include working to place the product in key military outlets, including installation exchanges and other retail stores, pharmacies, military hospitals and clinics, aid stations, and VA hospitals and veterans’ service locations.
According to the HHS, a staggering 10.1 million people 12 years and older misused opioids in 2019, and 9.7 million of them misused prescription pain relievers. Our U.S. military is not immune to these problems. In 2018, the Military Times reported that one in four U.S. military service members had an opioid prescription in the previous year. Furthermore, a study reported in Military Medicine showed that combat wounded veterans have a higher risk of becoming addicted to and abusing drugs prescribed to them while they were serving, during their discharge, or after, than their civilian counterparts.
Safe Rx and Leading Points are working in parallel to the great work being done by military behavioral health specialists to safeguard, secure, and manage prescription medicines in homes, barracks, hospitals and more to nurture a culture of safe prescription drug use and protection for fellow service members and families.
“Using a product like Safe Rx is a proactive, protective measure,” Kevin Sullivan, president of Leading Points. “We know that military members and their families prioritize steps that keep others safe. That’s a big part of why they joined in the first place. Making this product more accessible across the board is just the right thing to do.”
“Service members, active duty and veterans, have put themselves in danger to keep us safe,” Jason McGowin, Safe Rx Vice President, said. “Anything we can do to keep them and their families safe from the growing opioid crisis is vital. Our product is only a part of a larger conversation and intervention that needs to happen society wide, but it’s so important that we do our part.”
For more information about our product or our Military and Government program, please feel free to contact us at Military@Safe-Rx.com