When every second counts…
Instant Access to Overdose Medication
The CounterAct Cap is a special US patented plastic cap containing Naloxone which is nasally delivered, and snaps directly on top of the opioid prescription bottle.
People die each day from opioid-related drug overdose³
People misuse prescription opioids annually²
People died from opioid overdoses in 2020⁴
People had an opioid use disorder in 2019⁶
Economic Burden of prescription opioid misuse in the United States¹
Deaths attributed to overdose on commonly prescribed opioids in 2017²
Deaths attributed to overdose on synthetic opioids other than methadone in 2019⁵
Adolescents started to misuse prescription pain medications in 2017
A person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash.⁷
When Every Second Counts
CounterAct has developed a US patented, Opioid Nasal Delivery Device that snaps on top of any bottle of prescription opioid medicine.
The company is awaiting FDA approval prior to marketing, and so all descriptions are provided for reference only. Below is an explanation for its intended use:
In a typical opioid overdose emergency, it takes precious minutes for 911 emergency medical personnel to arrive on scene, administer an opioid counter agent such as Naloxone, then transport the victim to a hospital.
Some non-medical emergency responders may not have an overdose counter agent available, and may require substantially more time to obtain critical intervention.
The CounterAct Cap has an emergency opioid counter-agent nasal spray dispenser under its safety cap. No medical training is necessary to use the device.
In just SECONDS – not minutes, anyone who discovers a semi-conscious, or unconscious overdose victim can use CounterAct to instantly administer an emergency dosage of Naloxone.
Call 911, then utilize the CounterAct Cap. Inform the Emergency personnel immediately upon arrival and inform them how long since the victim received the counter agent.
This article is taken from Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer February 2020, Supplement, pages 6-7. © Samedan Ltd. Respiratory depression can occur from accidental and/or intentional overdose of opioid type substances. The neurochemical process, by which...
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Sources: 1 National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2 “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.2, 2 hhs.gov, 3 A Time of Crisis for the Opioid Epidemic in the USA, volume 398, Issue 102977, p277., 4 Centers for Disease Control gov, 5 drugabuse.gov, 6 samhsa.gov, 7 4 National Safety Council, January 2019