MEDNET Introduces Safe to Prevent Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse

With the increasing number of adolescents and teens abusing prescription drugs—many of whom obtain the drugs from parents or friends—it’s increasingly important to keep legitimate prescriptions safe and out of reach.

MEDNET, a national leader in premium-quality medical supplies, has formed an exclusive partnership with Axius Healthcare Group to distribute MedSafe, a safe that keeps prescription medications secured and out of the hands of children and teens.

“MedSafe is a real safe, setting it apart from medicine cabinets and other inferior lock-box products,” says Lorraine Yarde, principal of the Axius MedSafe division of Axius Healthcare Group.

“We’ve been developing this safe for five years in response to specific consumer demand. MedSafe is much more than a deterrent—it’s peace of mind for parents, grandparents, and caretakers, and provides real protection against prescription drug abuse.”

Made of high-grade steel, MedSafe (http://www.MedSafeStore.com) features a biometric fingerprint reader, so its contents are accessible only to the parent or person who programs the safe. MedSafe technology has been used in the healthcare industry for years, securing medications in doctors’ offices nationwide.

“MedSafe is secure enough to store a loaded weapon, and that’s exactly what a prescription drug is when it winds up in the hands of teens and is abused,” says Rob Perissi, MEDNET’s president.

“The parallel is uncanny but pertinent, considering that one in five teens has abused a prescription pain medication, and one in 10 has abused cough medicine. Preventing access to such medications is our goal through this partnership with Axius. MedSafe is the best solution available with a proven record of over five years.”

MEDNET is the exclusive distributor of MedSafe, available in two sizes. MedSafe is ideal not only for homes but anywhere prescription and over-the-counter medications are stored in proximity of children and teens, including daycares, schools, camps and more.