Every day in the United States, 3,000 youth abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. 90% of people that get addicted to opioids get addicted in their teenage years. 70% find those opioids in their home medicine cabinet. Only 3% of families lock up their prescriptions. One Sacramento Startup, Gatekeeper Innovation, has developed a patented abuse-resistant technology, SaferLock, that stops unauthorized medication access, simply and affordably.
In this episode of the StartupSac podcast, I met with Kim Box, President and CEO at Gatekeeper Innovation, at her office to learn more about this local Sacramento startup that’s helping to address a national crisis by limiting access to prescription painkillers.
Prior to joining the team at Gatekeeper Innovation, Kim worked at HP for 29 years, leading a billion dollar organization as an executive of IT services. Eight years ago she decided it was time to make a change and do something with more purpose that could make an impact in the world. A little over a year ago she was introduced to the founders of Gatekeeper Innovations, whose mission aligned perfectly with her goals, passion, and skill set. Check out the video and audio podcast below to learn more.