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D.A.R.E Partners with MedSafe to Tackle Teen Prescription and Over the Counter Drug Abuse at Home
Date:11/11/2009

2.1 Million Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs Annually; MedSafe Seeks to Secure 5 Million Homes by 2011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2009 -- With an estimated 2,500 children ages 12 to 17 taking a prescription painkiller recreationally for the first time each day, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) announces a partnership with MedSafe, the developers of a state-of-the-art medication lock-box, to curb the problem where it most frequently starts – at home.    

“The prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse problem is the most prevalent one we’re faced with,” said Frank Pegueros, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of D.A.R.E. “In addition to education, there are practical steps parents can take to safeguard their children from the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Since over 90% of prescription drugs abused by children are obtained in their home or the home of relatives or friends, it’s essential to keep medications secure. We’re excited about our partnership with MedSafe because we believe locking up medications in the home could essentially eradicate the problem.”

Michael Rebando, a veteran locksmith of over two decades, developed the MedSafe following a near-tragic incident in which his four-year-old niece was rushed to the hospital after unknowingly consuming over-the-counter medication accidentally left on the kitchen counter.

“Before connecting with D.A.R.E, I was unaware of how far-reaching the prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse problem extends,” said Rebando, MedSafe founder and Chairman. “I don’t want parents to have to go through what my family went through when my niece was rushed to the emergency room. I developed the MedSafe so that parents can rest assured knowing that their children and children’s friends are safe from th
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