Attacking Narcotic Abuse One Pill at a Time
It takes many small steps to finish a journey. This is obviously true in the fight against destructive and addictive drugs.
Bill Francis, reporting for WDRB News, highlights a Kentucky startup company whose product is another positive development in curbing narcotic abuse. The company is called PillGuard™, and they manufacture a handheld, programmable, tamper-proof pill dispenser.
Essentially, this device is part computer and part time-lock safe. For about $70, a patient is given the PillGuard™ by the pharmacist along with a PIN number. The pharmacist loads the correct dispensing and dosage information, and then the patient has a designated time window to retrieve the correct medications, one pill at a time.
Although this gadget can’t determine if the patient actually needs the drug, the right dose at the right time is one way to do better.
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