Due to the rising statistics about teens and prescription drug abuse, Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Celebrity Rehab and Loveline, recently debuted the Rx Locker, a device designed to secure prescription medications within the home to restrict unauthorized access and prevent abuse.
Prescription drug abuse among teens in the United States has become an increasing national concern. The Office of the National Drug Control Policy indicated that everyday, 2,500 teenagers, ages 12-17, will abuse Rx medication for the first time. Access to prescription medications like Vicodin and OxyContin is often far too easy. 70% of teens who abused say they got the prescription drugs from family and friends (National Survey on Drug Use and Health).
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