Opioid Pilfering

What doctors are doing to stop the problem.

Posted: Jun 11, 2018 5:45 PM

As the country continues to grapple with an opioid abuse epidemic, doctors, researchers and politicians are trying to find ways to stem the crisis. According to the national institute on drug abuse, people are most likely to begin abusing drugs as adolescents.

"They'll go into a cabinet, at a friends house" said anesthesiologist Dr. Sean Serell, "and say I've got a headache, can I get some Advil. Typically a lot a people store their old prescriptions right by their Advil. and those teens will go in there and sample a few." .

Dr. Serell is the founder of Safe RX, a new type of cap to help protect prescriptions. 

His locking prescription bottle works like a bike lock.  It shows proof if tampered with, and can be purchased online or at select pharmacies.

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