Recognizing the devastating impact of the opioid crisis on American families, Justin Monger, founder and CEO of LockedBrands, created Secure Med Manager, a smart device for locking and dispensing prescription medications. LockedBrands has announced an equity crowdfunding campaign on the WeFunder platform.
ROCKWALL, Texas – September 16, 2020 – Recognizing the devastating impact of the opioid crisis on American families, Justin Monger, founder and CEO of LockedBrands, created Secure Med Manager, a smart device for locking and dispensing prescription medications. LockedBrands has announced an equity crowdfunding campaign on the WeFunder platform to help bring this device to production.
After the successful release of Pillar, a voice-activated, app-controlled, portable safe, LockedBrands took that technology further and developed Secure Med Manager. This device secures pharmaceuticals, dispensing each dose only to the patient, and only per the doctor’s prescription. All dispensing information is logged and saved in the cloud.
“For me, this is a very personal effort,” says Monger. “I have a sibling who has battled addiction for her entire adult life, and I’ve seen firsthand the devastating impact it can have on the entire family.” Recognizing that addiction to opioids and other controlled substances has reached epidemic proportions, and knowing that the single largest contributor to the supply of abused opioids is unsecured prescriptions, Monger took steps to address the crisis head-on with Secure Med Manager.
According to the CDC, 191 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed to American patients in 2017. That same year, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Concerned that this crisis was not being effectively managed, Monger established LockedBrands to help patients safely manage controlled substances and keep them away from those who should not have access.
For more information on Secure Med Manager and to learn about the LockedBrands’ equity campaign, visit the WeFunder page.
Based in Dallas, Texas, LockedBrands is a team of senior tech leaders, doctors, and entrepreneurs with 120 years of combined relevant experience. Their mission is to integrate cutting-edge, smart technology with modern design to make affordable, reliable, smart lockboxes.