View press coverage of Safer Lock in the media.

A big thanks to everyone who is working to increase awareness and help prevent prescription drug abuse.


As U.S Overdose Deaths Surge, Gatekeeper Calls for Better Medicine Storage
November 23, 2021 – PR Newswire

Gatekeeper Innovation Applauds OH for Drug Diversion Program in OH State Bill 110
September 23, 2021 – PR Newswire

Partnership HealthPlan of California to Cover Gatekeeper Innovation Prescription Locking Devices for Medi-Cal Members
September 2, 2021 – PR Newswire

Western Health Advantage Provides No-cost Safe Dispensing Devices From Gatekeeper Innovation To Battle Prescription Medication Misuse
August 12, 2021 – PR Newswire

Gatekeeper Innovation Named Awardee in Pill Protect QuickFire Challenge: Designing for Medication Safety at Safe Kids’ PrevCon
July 12, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Highlights for Poison Prevention Month 2020
January 2020 – Poison Prevention Newsletter

It’s “All Hands on Deck” as Innovative Communities Deploy Safer Locks to Fight Opioid Epidemic
April 29, 2019 – Digital Journal

Safer Lock Partners with Pharmacies to Meet California Requirement for Safe Medication Storage
December 13, 2018 – ABNewsWire

Gatekeeper Innovation and Imageware Systems Announce Powerful Partnership to Address Opioid Epidemic and Improve Patient Outcomes
December 6, 2018 – ABNewsWire

California Integrated Health Care Leader Raises the Bar on Prevention
May 16, 2018 – Digital Journal

U.S. Pain Foundation Highlights Safer Lock in Quarterly Magazine
May 3, 2018 – ABNewsWire

Safe Storage & Disposal of Medications
May 1, 2018 – Pain Pathways Magazine

Safer Lock Joins Opioid Crisis Experts at National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
April 2, 2018 – Fox 5 News

Safer Lock Collaborates With Neuropsychiatry Lab at Harvard/Mass General to Support Research
March 19, 2018 – Digital Journal

Locking Pill Bottles Could Dent Opioid Problem
March 15, 2018 – Herald and News

Gatekeeper Innovation Fighting Addiction with Flagship Product Safer Lock Locking Prescription Bottles at Cadcas National Leadership Forum in Washington DC
Februsary 6, 2018 – BBC Record London

City of Citrus Heights offers free Safer Locks to Protect Residents From Accidental Poisonings and Addiction
December 19, 2017 – ABNewswire

Safer Lock Announces Endorsement from the California Narcotic Officers’ Association
October 13, 2017 –

Sky-High Collaboration with Safer Lock Helps Protect Kids From Prescription Medication Abuse and Accidental Poisoning
September 14, 2017 – ABNewswire

Meet the Startup Addressing the Epidemic of Unauthorized Prescription Access
September 13, 2017 – StartupSac

A Proactive Step in Fighting the Opioid Crisis
August 1, 2017 – U.S. Pain Foundation

Innovative Partnership Strikes out Opioid Abuse and Hits a Home Run at Nations Ohio State Championship Tournament
June 2017 – Athletic Business

Man Creates Bottle Lock Due to Brother’s Opioid Addiction
February 23, 2017 – KCRA 3

Effectiveness of Prescription Bottle Lock Mechanisms When Dispensing Opioids to be Studied By Department of Defense
January 11, 2017 – Benzinga

Gatekeeper Innovation’s Safer Lock Locking Prescription Bottles Now Sold at Lowe’s
December 9, 2016 – BioPortfolio

Impact Global Venture Summit Highlights Sacramento Region Startups
November 17, 2016 – Startup Sac

Women + Social Good: Trailblazers Who Want to Help You!
November, 2016 – Women at the Frontier

Gatekeeper Innovation Gets Big Sales Partner With Rocklin Company
October 31, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal

Meet This Year’s 40 Under 40 winners
October 14, 2016 – Sacramento Business Journal

Story of Safer Lock
July 28, 2016 – Radio MD

Showcase Alumni Gatekeeper Innovations Promotes CA Legislation to Help Keep Opioids Out of the Hands of Youth
April 2016 – Impact Venture Capital

Mariner Students Play Volleyball, Hear Message
February 2, 2016 – Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Young Inventor Who Is a “Minder” of a Business of Her Own
December 15, 2015 – Smithsonian Magazine

Could a Lockable Pill Bottle Help Curb Addiction?
December 2, 2015 – CBS Show, The Doctors

Tech-Savvy Tiny Tots and Teens Need to Learn Wise Use of Drugs at Home
September 28, 2015 – Core Connectivity

Illinois Law Will Bring Lockable Pill Bottles, But Will They Work?
September 2, 2015 – Chicago Tribune

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Bill to Use Locking Devices on Prescription Drug Bottles
September, 2015 – Illinois Business Journal

Sacramento Pill Bottle Lock Company Stands to Benefit From New Law
August 28, 2015 – Sacramento Business Journal

Illinois Rolls Out Locking Devices on Select Prescription Medication
August 28, 2015 – NBC 5, Chicago

Locking Pill Bottles Gaining in Marketplace
January 10, 2015 – Sacramento Journal

Gatekeeper Innovation Launches Safer Lock Discount and Double-Donation Program
April 23, 2014 – MarketWatch

Maker of Locking Pill Bottle Finds a Buyer
March 12, 2014 – Sacramento Business Journal

Gatekeeper Innovation Announces Ground-Breaking Effort to Provide Complimentary Access to Safer Lock
March 12, 2014 – Business Wire

Sac State Student Invents Pill Bottle Locking Cap
April 26, 2012 – CBS Sacramento


Safer Lock is a patented 4-digit combination locking cap that can be used on the Safer Lock bottle or on many other pharmaceutical vials. Safer Lock is designed to help protect children from accidental poisoning and prevent prescription medicine misuse.

Safer Lock, a “locking prescription closure” (LPC) device, is manufactured by Gatekeeper Innovation Inc., which is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

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