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Hero gives you peace of mind with an automatic pill dispenser that makes it simple and easy for your loved ones to take the right medication at the right time, every time.
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Avoid accidents and keep your medications safe and secure with these tips.
Each year, one in every 150 two-year-olds visits an emergency room for accidental ingestion of a medication.
And while children under five are the most common victims of adverse drug events, pets are not immune either. Nearly 50 percent of calls made to pet poison control hotlines are the result of pets ingesting human medications.
That’s part of why keeping your medications under lock and key is essential in helping others stay safe. It’s also why the creators of Hero have prioritized making the device childproof and secure, with the option of a four-digit passcode to unlock it prior to dispensing medication.
In the wrong hands, medications can be toxic. Curious children and pets who don’t understand these risks are two good reasons to lock up medicine—but there’s one more.
Research shows the majority of those who abuse prescription pills such as opioids, sleeping pills, or antidepressants obtained them from a relative or friend for free. Considering drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990, it’s our responsibility to keep the medications prescribed to us inaccessible to others. For many, a good first step in doing so is a medication lockbox or secure medication management system such as Hero.
In addition to keeping medications in a lockbox, stay vigilant with these tips:
Medications are meant to make us healthy. Limiting their accessibility from kids, pets, and loved ones helps to keep them that way.
Learn more about Hero, medication safety, and related information on the Hero blog.
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