ImageWare Fights the Opioid Epidemic with Gatekeeper Innovation

“This collaboration could help to fight the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in America, which is estimated to have resulted in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths last year alone.”

ImageWare, Gatekeeper Innovation Team Up to Fight Opioid Epidemic

A new partnership will see ImageWare intensify its efforts to fight the opioid epidemic: The company has teamed up with Gatekeeper Innovation, a firm that offers a medication bottle with a four-digit combination lock securing its cap.

This ‘Safer Lock’ solution will be promoted by the companies alongside ImageWare’s pillphone solution. Announced at the start of last year, the pillphone is a healthcare communications app designed to connect healthcare professionals with their patients using biometric authentication. It’s designed to help extend medical support beyond the hospital and into remote and rural areas; and together with the Safer Lock, it offers a means of helping to ensure that patients are taking their opioid medications as prescribed, and that they’re not falling into the wrong hands.

This collaboration could help to fight the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in America, which is estimated to have resulted in nearly 48,000 overdose deaths last year alone.

Elaborating on the partnership in a statement, Gatekeeper Innovation CEO Kim Vox explained that “[b]y educing medication diversion, improving patient adherence and connecting patients to real-time resources, the Safer Lock and pillphone partnership can change the future of patient well-being.”

(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)