Prescription Drug Epidemic Proving a Need for Pharmaceutical Bullet Resistant Physical Security

Updated: Nov 8, 2018

"Of the 63,600 drug overdoses in the US in 2016, 66% of them involved prescription opioids." - CDC

The Prescription drug epidemic is an alarming issue in the United States. The illegal distribution and consumption of prescription opioid or narcotic pain relievers, including drugs such as Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone are at an all-time high. “From 1999-2016, more than 200,000 people have died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids were 5 times higher in 2016 than 1999” - CDC Statistics.

Where there is a “need”, people will do whatever it takes to illegally obtain these highly sought-after drugs. Pharmacies under attack by criminals with handguns have been more apparent in the news lately. Just last week in Franklin Lakes, NJ, reported an “...armed man jumped the counter at a local supermarket pharmacy counter, pointing a semi-automatic gun in the pharmacist’s face, demanding cough syrup containing Codeine.”

PROACTIVE Bullet Resistant physical security should be considered to protect our pharmacies and their dedicated staff members. Clear Security Systems installs bullet proof glass in approximately 150 banks across the United States every year, yet MEGA MILLIONS of dollars in drugs are sitting behind wide open counters in pharmacies, with no barrier systems in place.

Let’s tackle this national epidemic by making it very difficult to steal the drugs at pharmacies. Bullet Proof Glass/Materials are a safe and secure way to keep these drugs out of the hands of the criminals who are behind the mayhem. Contact today for your free site-visit and quote. Check out our website gallery for our "typical pharmacy drawing".

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