December 10, 2020
RxGuardian Inc.'s Rx Locking Cap Now Available at Walgreens
Gatekeeper Innovation, Inc.'s new Rx Locking Cap is now available in 7,886 Walgreen locations across the country. Find out why this innovative drug diversion device is a perfect fit for Walgreen’s aggressive battle against the opioid epidemic.
How Walgreens is Battling the Opioid Epidemic
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of more than 130 people in the United States died each day in 2017 due to drug overdoses involving opioids (including prescription opioid medication or illicit opioid drugs).
Walgreens is one of the largest retail pharmacies in the country, with approximately 9,021 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As of August 2020, approximately 78 percent of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a Walgreens. The retail pharmacy filled 287.6 million prescriptions (including immunizations) in 2020.
Walgreens has launched a multi-million dollar effort to help address the U.S. opioid epidemic, with a plan that includes steps to:
Save lives, first and foremost
Prevent misuse and curb abuse of prescription drugs
Reduce future prescription drug abuse
In addition ...