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Safe Rx Presents at, Attends Several Health Conferences to Educate on Early Interventions for Prescription Drug Abuse

Safe Rx Presents at, Attends Several Health Conferences to Educate on Early Interventions for Prescription Drug Abuse 

Safe Rx is attending seven conferences across the country to share how locking prescription vials can help prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse 

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 1, 2022 – Safe Rx, a company on a mission to fight America’s opioid epidemic and drug abuse with its award-winning locking prescription vial (LPV®), will attend seven conferences through September to educate attendees on the most cost-effective ways to stop prescription drug abuse and misuse. The company will also participate in a presentation at Ohio’s 2022 Opiate & Other Drugs Conference on increasing compliance using locking prescription vials. 

Conference attendees will include addiction, behavioral health and mental health specialists, student health and wellness professionals, health care providers, pharmacists and government health officials, among others.

“Now more than ever, there is a need for education on safe prescription medication storage at home, as 75 percent of teen prescription drug abuse is a result of easy access to opioids at home,” said Milton Cohen, Safe Rx President and CEO. “We look forward to connecting with health professionals across the U.S. to share how locking prescription vials can serve as a preventative solution for drug misuse and abuse in other settings like college dormitories and treatment facilities.”

From June through August 2022, Safe Rx will participate in the following conferences: 

American College Health Association (ACHA) 2022 Annual Meeting (May 31-June 4 in San Diego): The event hosts college health and wellness professionals with learning and networking opportunities for building equitable systems that advance the well-being of college communities. 

West Coast Symposium (June 2-4 in Palm Springs, Calif.): Addiction and behavioral health leaders and mental health professionals will come together to discuss new solutions and strategies for addiction treatment and prevention. Safe Rx can be found at booth #409. 

Ohio’s 2022 Opioid & Other Drugs Conference (June 6-7 in Columbus, Ohio): Hosted by The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the conference will focus on efforts related to prevention, education, intervention, treatment, recovery, family support, and community engagement surrounding substance abuse. 

  • John Ahler, RPH, Pharmacy Director at Lower Lights Christian Health Center, will be a featured speaker. His presentation, “Increasing Compliance and Medication Safety With Locking Prescription Vials,” will take place on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:45 a.m. EDT. 

Safe Rx also can be found at booth #32 throughout the conference. 

NACCHO 360 Conference (July 18-20 in Atlanta): Public health professionals will gather to share knowledge and engage with federal, state and local partners. The theme of the conference is “Looking to the Future: Reshaping the Public Health System.” Safe Rx can be found at Booth #613.    

Rocky Mountain Symposium (Aug. 5-7 in Denver): Accompanied by national experts, the Rocky Mountain Symposium will discuss the field of addiction treatment and the latest and most effective strategies for addiction treatment, prevention, and behavioral health. Safe Rx can be found at Booth #425.

National Prevention Network Conference  (Aug. 23-25 – Virtual): Highlighting the latest research and providing a forum where prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers and federal partners will share results related to prevention practice. The theme of the conference is “The Power of HOPE: Healthy Opportunities for Prevention to Empower Change.”

About Safe Rx

Safe Rx is a mission-driven organization committed to preventing drug misuse and accidental poisonings with its award-winning Locking Prescription Vial (LPV®) and Locking Pill Bottle (LPB®). Safe Rx LPBs and LPVs are physician-developed, teen-resistant, child-resistant and senior-friendly certified safe storage devices. They use a combination lock to protect individuals, families and communities from accidental pediatric poisoning and intentional pill theft and drug diversion from the family medicine cabinet – the No. 1 source of teen drug abuse. Safe Rx is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caring Closures International (CCI), a mission-focused organization re-imagining caps and closures as early interventions in epidemic scale public health problems. The company’s closure technology is suitable for adaptation in consumer product packaging for a broad cross section of products with high rates of pediatric poisonings. For more information, visit www.safe-rx.com.

Safe Rx Oversubscribes $3 Million Add-On Seed Round

Safe Rx Oversubscribes $3 Million Add-On Seed Round

New capital will support growth in clinical pharmacy and healthcare verticals

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 17, 2022 – Safe Rx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caring Closures International and a company on a mission to fight America’s opioid epidemic with its award-winning locking prescription vial (LPV®), today announced it oversubscribed its $3 million add-on seed preferred financing round.  

The additional capital will be used to expand the company’s inside sales and customer service teams in support of growth in selected healthcare sector verticals, such as federally qualified health centers and addiction treatment centers.  

“This additional capital will enable us to accelerate our growth in these verticals with an expanded team for sales and customer support,” said Milton Cohen, president and CEO of Safe Rx. “The opioid epidemic has worsened, and our healthcare customers recognize both the urgency and the benefit of practical, low-cost preventive interventions early in the disease horizon.” 

Safe Rx Locking Prescription Vials (LPV®s) are designed for use by pharmacies, community health centers and families everywhere as an additional layer of security in preventing pilfering from the family medicine cabinet. Research from the Center for Drug-Free Kids shows that unsecured prescription medications at home are the No. 1 source for teen drug abuse and initiation, and a leading source of diversion in other settings. 

LPVs are a low-cost early intervention that have been proven effective in early dispensing studies and can deliver significant treatment cost savings for employers and payors, and also for providers with high rates of uncompensated care.

The new investment funds were provided by a mix of new and existing investors including family offices and seed stage venture firms. Company president and CEO Milton Cohen will be speaking at several family office and other investor conferences through the end of 2022. For more information, visit www.safe-rx.com

About Safe Rx

Safe Rx is a mission-driven organization committed to preventing drug misuse and accidental poisonings with its award-winning Locking Prescription Vial (LPV®) and Locking Pill Bottle (LPB®). Safe Rx LPBs and LPVs are physician-developed, teen-resistant, child-resistant and senior-friendly certified safe storage devices. They use a combination lock to protect individuals, families and communities from accidental pediatric poisoning and intentional pill theft and drug diversion from the family medicine cabinet – the No. 1 source of teen drug abuse. Safe Rx is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caring Closures International (CCI), a mission-focused organization re-imagining caps and closures as early interventions in epidemic scale public health problems. The company’s closure technology is suitable for adaptation in consumer product packaging for a broad cross section of products with high rates of pediatric poisonings. For more information, visit www.safe-rx.com.

Safe Rx Elects Robert C. Falkenberg to Board of Directors

Safe Rx Elects Robert C. Falkenberg to Board of Directors

Safe Rx Elects Robert C. Falkenberg to Board of Directors

Falkenberg brings decades of experience in managed care, supporting company growth in dispensing market

 

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Jan. 25, 2022 Safe Rx, a company on a mission to fight America’s opioid epidemic and drug abuse with its award-winning locking prescription vial (LPV®), today announced that Robert C. Falkenberg, former CEO of UnitedHealthcare of California, has joined the company’s board of directors.

“We’re pleased to welcome Rob onto our board of directors.  His decades of experience in the payor world will have tremendous benefits for Safe Rx,” said Milton Cohen, president and CEO of Safe Rx. “Rob’s vision and passion will help strengthen our fight against the opioid epidemic and supports our commitment to creating safer homes for families across the country.”

Mr. Falkenberg brings over 35 years of experience as a managed care executive, having spent the last 20 years with UnitedHealth Group. He served as the CEO of UnitedHealthcare of California from 2016 to 2021 and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Ohio from 2006 to 2016, leading the company’s efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of members, and modernizing care in each state. Previously, he served in roles at Aetna, MassMutual, Sloans Lake Managed Care and Wellpoint Health Systems.

“The opioid crisis is getting worse and continues to impose huge costs on the U.S. healthcare system,” said Falkenberg. “I’m excited to join an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the role safe medication storage plays in fighting this crisis and look forward to helping Safe Rx bring locking prescription vials to health organizations, pharmacies and ultimately family medicine cabinets across America.”

Driven by his mission to “Improve your Health, Improve your Life,” Mr. Falkenberg continues to be an active investor, advisor and board member within the healthcare industry. Falkenberg holds an MBA from Loyola College Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Towson University.

 

About Safe Rx
Safe Rx Locking Prescription Vials (LPVs®) keep medicine from falling into the wrong hands. Physician-developed, teen- and child-resistant, and senior-friendly certified, Safe Rx LPVs are a simple, safe storage solution. They use a combination lock to protect individuals, families, and communities from accidental pediatric poisoning and intentional pill theft, and drug abuse. For more information, please visit WWW.SAFE-RX.COM.