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Dose Control LLC Release: "PCA For Pills"

1/2/2014 9:10:35 AM

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January 2, 2013 -- Control LLC announces the patented Dose Control™ dispenser, designed to simply yet robustly dispense pills and tablets no faster than the prescribed and programmed rate. Think "PCA for Pills". The patented Dose Control ™ device controls access to pill-type medications. This is accomplished by the pharmacist, caregiver, or pharmaceutical manufacturer placing the preconfigured blister packaged or individual medication doses in cartridge compartments, which are enclosed in a tamper -resistant housing. The device is then programmed for the prescribed dosing schedule and the lid is secured. A battery- powered countdown timer is used to control the amount of time that must elapse before the device can be rotated or advanced by the user to access a dose. Once the prescribed time has elapsed, a microgeared motor is activated, which unlocks the device, thus allowing manual rotation of the cartridge to the next dosage compartment. The action of the user manually rotating the device resets the countdown timer and triggers the locking mechanism, preventing access to more than one dose per sequence. This cycle is repeated until the device is emptied, and the dispenser then reopens for refilling. The device is always at the ready for access once the time sequence has elapsed. Currently available medication dispensing devices force a choice between portability and security. The Dose Control ™ device provides both features, in a relatively simple yet robust design, with a production price point far below secure devices currently on the market.

Dispenser features:

30 dosage compartments capable of containing more than 1 pill/tablet/capsule each (other compartment counts possible) Programmable dispensing, 1 to 24 hours between dosages No more than 1 dosage is ever available for access, regardless of how much time has elapsed since last access Robust high impact ABS housing Individually serial numbered Internal keyless locking with no “back door” access (other than physically breaking and visibly damaging the device) Handheld portability- 5 ½ “ diameter X 1 ½ “ high Battery-powered LED and LCD patient reminders to address medication adherence Refillable- opens easily after all dosages accessed Accommodates preconfigured blister packs of medications, or individually loaded medications Quick visual indication of how many dosages taken, and how many dosages remaining- assists with refill planning and also to easily discover theft of dosages Simplistic, robust, cost-effective patented design (US patent 7,108,153) With increased confidence in properly timed and tamper-resistant medication access by patients, physicians can more effectively treat their patients with abuse-potential opioids, stimulants, or depressants.

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