Marjo, LLC is developing a patent pending Patient Controlled Analgesic Pill (PCAP) dispenser trademarked as the Rx Time Capsule™. The new device is similar to a Patient Controlled Analgesic (PCA) liquid dose IV pump. Marjo's breakthrough technology adds significant barriers against the abuse of opioid prescription medication.
The dispenser works as follows. The pharmacist loads a filled blister pack of opioids into the dispenser the same way 35 mm film is loaded into a camera. Because the medication is prepackaged before it reaches the pharmacy, the loading time is much faster than counting bulk doses thus reducing overhead cost, staff time, and the risk of abuse or misuse of prescription drugs by pharmacy employees. The pharmacist then keys in the number of pills the patient is prescribed per day and how often the pills can be dispensed. When the pharmacist closes the door of the dispenser, the device locks automatically. The patient cannot change the doctor’s prescribed dose. The Rx Time Capsule™ is a novel approach in the dispensation of prescription medication which provides a valuable tool in the prevention of patient overdose, death and addiction. When the patient is ready for medication, a bio-scanner triggered with a finger swipe activates the onboard computer controlled drive system and allows the patient to receive the correct opioid dose 100% of the time. The dispenser can also be used with other controlled drugs such as Ritalin®. When the prescription ends as prescribed by the doctor the Rx Time Capsule turns itself off automatically to be returned for pill disposal, that's the difference between the Rx Time Capsule and the current non-return bulk method that is causing an epidemic and destroying our youth.
The dispenser is also a valuable tool for people with memory loss who can't remember when they took their last pill. The Rx Time Capsule™ monitoring program tells the doctor when and if the patient took their medication. The device is a valuable tool for patients being treated for pain management and other debilitating ailments to insure patients don't slip into an opioid addiction or suffer an accidental overdose. The Rx Time Capsule™ disposal service keeps unused opioids off the streets; a leading cause of addiction and deaths among teens and young adults. The reusable Rx Time Capsule™ dispenser is leased to the patient at a minimum charge which is refunded when the device is returned. This keeps costs down and reduces dispenser and prescription drug landfill waste. The dispensers are assembled in the U.S. by non-profit organizations that employ those underdoing drug treatment. The benefits run full circle; addictive clients helping the sick avoid addiction, overdose and death. Everybody wins.
The FDA suggests that unused opioids should be destroyed by flushing them down the drain. The problem with that method is pollution. These chemicals end up in the public drinking water supply. If not flushed, pills can be horded for further abuse. Studies have found that 75% of teens who abuse illegal prescription opiates get them from their family member's medicine cabinets. Prescription drug abuse is the leading cause increased heroin addiction, overdose and death among teens and young Americans. If the the Rx Time Capsule™ was mandatory in all states heroin addiction and opioids addictions among teens would be reduced overnight by eliminating access to bulk illegal prescription opioids. The Veterans Administration is experiencing the same addiction problems as a result of prescribing opioids in bulk to patients over a long period of time for pain management. Veterans die from accidental prescriptions drug overdoses at a rate that is twice that of the general public. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: There are 22 veteran suicides a day-about 8,000 a year--85% of suicide of military members have not seen combat and 52% never even deployed, all evidence points in one direction; the soaring rates of psychiatric drug prescribing since 2003. Long term use of opioids in bulk is a prescription for disaster if the Rx Time Capsule™ technology is not used to monitor and regulate the correct dose. Our patent pending device's return policy exposes the abusers and dealers so measures can be taken to stop the abuse within the first 30 days of the program by notifying the doctor, pharmacist, insurance company and patient of non-compliance, tampering, or non-returns for disposal.
According to NIDIA in 2012 substance abuse costs our Nation over $600 billion annually, in 2001 that number was $484 billion. Our time locked dispenser and disposal policy would act as a preventative treatment with safeguards in place to prevent patients from getting addictive to opioids and other dangerous drugs. Drug addiction treatment has been shown to reduce associated health and social costs by far more then the cost of treatment itself. Treatment is also much less expensive than its alternatives, such as incarcerating addicted persons. For example, the average cost for 1 year full year of methadone or acupuncture maintenance treatment is approximately $4,700 per patient for methadone treatment and less for acupuncture treatment, whereas 1 full year of imprisonment cost approximately $24,000 per person. The Rx Time Capsule would reduce the addiction and deaths that would reduces overall healthcare cost. Bulk sales of prescription opioids last year were $9 bllion. According to the CDC, the havoc wreaked by prescription opioids cost US tax payers $55.7 billion per year. Drug addiction contributes to almost 50% of child abuse and broken homes. According to CDC more than 940,00 women received services in emergency departments in 2010 for drug misuse or abuse. That's a 400% increase since 1999 and Men die at twice the rate. The CDC said the National Epidemic of prescription opioids claimed nearly 16,425 Americans in 2010. Their are 100 overdosed in the US a day 75% were caused by prescription drugs and 45 of the 75 people that were killed each day by prescription drugs were killed by prescription opioids. When you take into account the number of prescription opioids users that became addictive to Rx opioids that transitioned into a full blown heroin addiction the numbers are much higher then 45 per day. The U.S. accounts for 4.6% of the world's population and yet Americans are consuming 80% of the world's opioids. Native Americans Women deaths rates from prescription drugs are 2 times higher then the National Average for Women and Native American Men prescription drug deaths are 2 times higher then the National average for Men according to SAMHSA.
Join the Marjo team to help turn the tide on this destructive epidemic. Hold doctors, pharmacists and patients accountable for noncompliance, abuse and overdose with the Rx Time Capsule™ program. More people will die from abuse of prescription opioids this year than heroin opiates and cocaine combined. The best solution in solving the prescription opioids problem is with technology, rather then weak solutions such as new government warning labels. Warning labels don't address the addiction problems that occur when patients have assess to bulk opioid medication.
Dispenses the correct prescription dose 100% of the time to prevent or reduce opioid heroin addictions, overdoses, child abuse and deaths.
The date and time return program tells the doctor who is following the rules and who is not.
Nationwide data base prevents patient "doctor shopping".
Bio-lock keeps other family members out of dangerous prescriptions
Cuts billions of dollars in related costs associated with the dispensing of bulk prescription opioids. Self-medication leads to overdose, addiction and death.
Programmable time lock
dosing of medications
Rx Time Capsule™
Is the only system that keeps tabs on the patients opioids wellbeing by monitoring their use and abuse the current system does none of the above. That's why I Invented it.
We put safety locks on Guns why not
on prescriptions opioids? Each day more deaths were caused by opioids then guns.