David Roberts Joins Secure Medication Systems LLC Board of Directors
Greenwood Village, CO –Safe Rx LLCtoday announced that veteran business services and technology executive David Roberts has joined its parent company’s Board of Directors and will serve as a strategic advisor to the Company.
Mr. Roberts joins Safe Rx from ReedGroup, a healthcare product and services company focused on reducing absence and healthcare costs for the Fortune500, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2013 – 2017. Prior to his role at ReedGroup, Mr. Roberts served as Chief Services Officer for the City of Denver in John Hickenlooper’s mayoral administration and as a Partner at Accenture during a 17-year consulting career.
“David’s prior experience navigating the complex health care landscape will be critical to our success as we execute on our vision of becoming the new standard for secure prescription drug dispensing,” said Milton Cohen, the Company’s President & CEO.
“Locking prescription vial dispensing is a low cost and high impact solution for the opioid crisis. LPVs eliminate the number one source for teen drug abuse in the country,” said Mr. Roberts. “I’m excited to be part of this growing company making a big impact on such an important problem,” he added.
Prescription drugs are the number one gateway to heroin addiction and the most commonly abused substances among 12 and 13-year-olds, with pilfering – taking a few pills at a time in secret – from family medicine cabinets the number one source for teen abuse. Designed to prevent pilfering, the Company’s LPVsTM represent the first significant improvement to secure packaging for prescription dispensing since 1970, when the Poison Prevention Packaging Act established child resistant standards.
In 2015, the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health published an extensive opioid report recommending research into the effectiveness of more secure packaging, while the U.S. FDA has taken a series of steps since 2013 exploring the use of innovative packaging solutions as a response to the opioid epidemic.
About Safe Rx® LPVsTM
Safe Rx®LPVsTM are physician-developed, child resistant certified locking prescription vials that are tamper-evident and pilfer-resistant. Designed for use in high volume dispensing, Safe Rx® LPVsTM are engineered for extremely low incremental fill time and easy workflow adaptation. For more information visit www.safe-rx.com.
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Secure Medication Systems LLC