With more than 100 deaths each day in the U.S. as a result of prescription drug misuse, the issue has become a national epidemic with a $600 Billion annual social and economic price tag. The issue is especially concerning as it relates to our younger population with the increased availability of these drugs at home;
- Every 8 minutes a Child is admitted to the ER for drug poisoning
- 1 in 5 teenagers abuse prescription drugs – 70% are stolen from home
As a result of these statistics, communities have responded and taken on the fight. Many non-profit organizations have been founded by people who themselves have been touched by the issue. Working hand in hand with state and local governments, these groups play a key role in the war against prescription drug abuse, providing educational information and resources to bring awareness to the issue and make sure families are well informed.
GeneSYS-RX, Inc, has long recognized the value of working with non-profits in support of their community focused initiatives and has sponsored many events and donated products to this end. The introduction of our exclusive grant writing services is a natural progression in growing these relationships, allowing us to provide additional financial support to non-profits and in doing so, facilitate the purchase of RxDrugSAFE units that can then be given out to at risk families within the communities.