Working Together for a Better Community Mar . 2 . 2015
Since our inception in 1992, our company’s motto has been, “Working together for a better community.” We realize this mission in our company’s products, which use state-of-the-art technology to provide counterfeit prescription protection for all of our customers. Producing tamper-resistant prescription pads is our only business and we believe that, in collaboration with physicians and the medical community, we can all play a part in fighting drug abuse.
In mid-February, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker revealed the first steps in his administration plans to fight the abuse of heroin and prescription drugs, which has been a top priority since his campaigning. Baker’s plan includes formulating a ‘statewide strategy for dealing with addiction, treatment, and recovery.’ The plan also seeks assistance from the medical community and insurance companies, requesting that physicians be aware of potential doctor shopping by patients, and take care in appropriate prescribing practices; and that insurance agencies continue to their work by “establishing best practices and ensuring compliance.”
Prescription pain killers provide immense relief to patients that suffer from acute or chronic pain, as well as those nearing the end of their life. Challenges arise as prescriptions for medication are obtained illegally, or abused. Abuse of such strong drugs as Schedule II narcotics leads to addiction, and sometimes overdose. Governor Baker’s administration plan for the state of Massachusetts is a step in the right direction for curtailing the illegal use and abuse of prescription drugs, as well as discovering a way to support the population in need of treatment. It is what we at National Rx Security consider, ‘working together for a better community.’
For more information about Governor Baker’s plan to fight drug abuse, please refer to www.mass.gov/opiods
Information for this blog post was sourced, in part, from the Boston Herald article, “Gov. Baker unveils plan to fight prescription drug abuse” written by the Associated Press on February 19, 2015.