130 People die each day from opioid-related drug overdose³
A Person is More Likely to Die from an Accidental Opiate Overdose than from a Motor Vehicle Crash.⁴
People misused prescription opioids¹
People died from opioid overdose²
People had an opioid use disorder¹
People misused prescription opioids for the first time¹
Deaths attributed to overdose on commonly prescribed opioids²
Deaths attributed to overdose on synthetic opioids other than methadone²
Adolescents started to misuse prescription pain medications in 2017
Sources: 1 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2 Mortality in the United States, 2016 NCHS Data Brief No. 293, December 2017, 3 CEA Report: The underestimated cost of the opioid crisis, 2017, 3 National Center for Health Statistics 2017 Final Data for Drug Overdose Deaths, 4 National Safety Council, January 2019
When every second counts…
CounterAct has developed a patent-pending, Emergency Nasal Overdose Spray Cap that snaps on top of any bottle of prescription opiate 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 opiate overdose emergency, it takes precious minutes for 911 emergency medical personnel to arrive on scene, administer an opiate 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 opiate 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 counter agent drug.
Call 911, then administer the CounterAct spray. Inform the Emergency personnel immediately upon arrival and inform them how long since the victim received the counter agent.
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