MedixSafe, Leading Narcotics Cabinet Manufacturer Moves to New Larger Facility

Press Release
PR WEB March 31,2014

MedixSafe moving to nearby warehouse for faster production and more storage for large orders.

MedixSafe outgrew their current space at 5445 Crestview Drive and found a larger space across the street at 1619 Bartlett Road. “We are continuing to grow and needed a bigger facility.” -Jim Turner, President/MedixSafe

High Tech Narcotics Cabinets

MedixSafe manufactures high tech narcotic cabinets. MedixSafe incorporates biometric fingerprint scanners, proximity cards and IP based remote management for better narcotics security protocols. While maintaining quick access to emergency medicines, MedixSafe technologies allow for greater accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.

MedixSafe currently offers narcotics cabinets in five sizes ranging from small ambulance safes to a large two-door triple access security solution for narcotics storage in pharmacies and clinics.MedixSafe – M1 is the ambulance trade’s first, simplest dual access security solution incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads. The M2 is the ambulance trade’s most technologically advanced triple access security solution incorporating both fingerprint scanners and PIN pads. The MX-series is larger than the M-series with all the same features. For larger need the ClinixSafe is perfect for small pharmacies and clinics. MedixSafe CW is the perfect solution for a wall mount application and the S-series is the largest MedixSafe at 48” x 40” x 29.5”

Location and Date

MedixSafe’s projected move date is April 1, 2014. Remember, same complex but new address;

The current address is at 5445 Crestview Drive Memphis TN 38134.

The new address after April 1, 2014 is 1619 Bartlett Road Memphis TN 38134.

For more information visit medixsafe.com or contact Lindsay McCollum toll-free at 855-MEDIXSAFE.

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MedixSafe Produces New MX-Series Narcotics Cabinet For Ambulance And Emergency Vehicles

Boston Globe – Boston.com
February 28, 2014

MX2 Narcotics Cabinet

MX2 Narcotics Cabinet

MedixSafe MX-series is larger than the M-series with all the same features; Biometrics, PIN, and proximity card. Like the M series. MX technologies allow for individual accountability and automated record keeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations. MedixSafe technologies allow for individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.

The MX size came from customer demand for an EMS stock safe that was larger than the M1/M2, but not as large as the C1/C2/CW. The MX is 4″ bigger in all directions than the M-Series. The dimensions are 12″W x 14″H x 16″D. All of the rest of the specs are the same as the M-Series. “I took this safe with me to the EMS show in NY last week, and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved this size for a stock narcotics safe.” Lindsay McCollum, MedixSafe – National Sales Manager

MX-series models include: MX1, MX1-HID, MX2, and MX2-HID. The MX2 combines the security and ease of scanning a fingerprint with the power and efficiency of remote network administration – not only enforcing authorized access, but tracing access for unprecedented accountability. Any PC-based computer, with internet access, can be equipped to remotely manage and monitor any number of mobile units. And each unit stores up to 50,000 events and will serve up to 1,500 users.

MX-series narcotic cabinets are made of heavy gauge steel construction with a durable powder coat finish. Each unit comes with pre-drilled holes for bolting to any structurally sound surface and come with a foam-padded insert for added protection of contents.


For more information:

Models –  M1   M2   MX1   MX2    C2   CW   S2


New Wall Mounted Narcotics Cabinets Are Now Available from MedixSafe

SunHerald.com
January 31, 2014

MedixSafe is the leader in narcotics cabinets, safes, and lockers. The new MedixSafe CW is the perfect solution for a wall mount application! The MedixSafe CW is the most technologically advanced triple access wall mount security solution. Like the MedixSafe M2 Narcotics Cabinet, it incorporates Biometrics, PIN and/or Proximity Card to gain access. MedixSafe CW technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping in a wall mounted cabinet. Ideal narcotics storage for Paramedics, Nurses, and Doctors.

Wall Mount Narcotics CabinetThe revolutionary CW Narcotics Cabinet is equipped with a stand-alone networkable TCP/IP based controller and requires combinations of fingerprint, PIN and Proximity Card for access. Allowing for the absolute highest degree of individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – CW assures compliance with new, stricter laws and regulations.

The CW combines the security and ease of scanning a fingerprint with the power and efficiency of remote network administration – not only enforcing authorized access, but tracing access for unprecedented accountability. Any PC-based computer, with internet access, can be equipped to remotely manage and monitor any number of units. Each unit stores up to 50,000 events and will serve up to 1,500 users.

For added security, the CW Narcotics Cabinet has a metal shroud on top to cover the power input and network jack. The shroud is large enough to put a standby power supply if needed.

The CW Narcotics Cabinet has ample space at 18″ wide, 24″ high, 12″ deep. It features a single swing door, hinged on right and double locking bolts on top and bottom. CW Narcotic Cabinets are made of heavy gauge steel construction with a durable black powder coat finish.

Read more here: http://markets.financialcontent.com/mi.sunherald/news/read/26318762/New_Wall_Mounted_Narcotics_Cabinets_Are_Now_Available_from_MedixSafe#storylink=cpy

 

Fire Commissioner Finds Solution for Controlled Substances – MedixSafe M2 HID with WI-FI

Pittsburg Gazette
December 20, 2013 at 07:35 AM EST

In the spring of 2009 the Jericho New York Fire Department was about to buy 6 Knox Boxes to keep narcotics safe and secure. Commissioner Kets was responsible for securing and accounting for all the narcotics purchased by the Jericho Fire Department and used on their ambulances.

“I just could not bring myself to purchase these boxes. I did not think they gave me the security and control I wanted. I contacted some people who are now known as MedixSafe and we came up with a product I was happy with and we purchased the first MedixSafes. We have currently upgraded to the newest M2 HID WI-FI. We are using 3 different access protocols for our paramedics, fingerprint & PIN, Card and Pin and key fob & pin. We are very happy with the MedixSafe products and service.” Ted Kets – Fire Commissioner, Jericho, NY

Keys and pin numbers are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for emergency narcotics access. Across the country, controlled substance inventory shrinkage is having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to regulatory demands for an access audit trail – MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security technologies to meet those demands.

MedixSafe is available in three sizes:

  • MedixSafe M1 is the ambulance trade’s first, simplest dual access security solution. Incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads, M1 technologies allow for individual accountability and automated record keeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations. MedixSafe-M2 is the ambulance trade’s most technologically advanced triple access security solution. Incorporating Biometrics, PIN, and/or Proximity Card, M2 technologies allow for the highest degree of individual accountability and automated recordkeeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.
  • ClinixSafe C2 is the most technologically advanced dual access security solution for small pharmacies and clinics. Like the M2 Narcotics Cabinet, incorporating Biometrics, PIN, and/or Proximity Card, C2 technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping in a larger cabinet, ideal for narcotics storage in small pharmacies and clinics.
  • The MedixSafe Biometric S-Series is the most technologically advanced Triple Access security solution for narcotics storage in pharmacies, clinics, ambulance companies, and law enforcement. The S2 Narcotics Cabinet incorporates Biometrics, PIN and/or Proximity Card to gain access. MedixSafe technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping. The S2 has two separate compartments, each with their own Triple Access security solution. The S-Series allows for separation for daily use while maintaining a higher level of security for back-up quantities. Each compartment can be programmed with completely separate user credentials.

For more information, visit the MedixSafe website at medixsafes.com or call toll free 855-633-4972.

Read the full story at http://markets.post-gazette.com/postgazette/news/read?GUID=25958415

265 NY Ambulance and ALS First Responders to Face Stricter License Requirements Regarding Narcotics – MedixSafe Provides Necessary & Reliable Narcotics Security Solutions

The NY State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) passed a resolution requiring that ALL advanced life support (Paramedic and/or EMT- Critical Care) EMS agencies must be licensed to possess and administer controlled substance (CS) medications.

(PRWEB) October 25, 2013

Memphis, TN: Earlier this month, the New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association (NYSVARA) posted the new requirements. Here are the highlights of the recent NYSVARA regulations:

  • The affected EMS services, must apply for and be granted the pre-hospital 03C controlled substance license before May 1, 2015.
  • If an agency does not obtain the license and have the ability to provide these medications to patients, the Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) will have to remove their authorization at the ALS level.
  • Any EMS agency seeking to become ALS from now forward will have to hold a 03C license in order to be approved by their REMAC at the advanced level.
  • The Regional EMS Program Agencies and the DOH Bureau of EMS are committed to working with the agencies to assist in any way possible.

Affects approximately 265 ambulance and ALS first response services statewide

Based on our data, this affects approximately 265 ambulance and ALS first response services statewide. SEMAC feels that controlled substance medications are a necessary part of pre-hospital care in New York State and a standard of care. While it is recognized that this will be an added responsibility for many agencies, the ability to administer CS medication to patients is necessary and proper. 

Read the entire press release http://www.prweb.com/releases/ny/ambulance/prweb11271826.htm

New Solution For Narcotics And Gold Theft In Dental Offices And Dental Labs – MedixSafe

Digital Journal
August 31, 2013

Last year there was a number of employee thefts that made regional and national news. Many of those were in dental offices, clinics, and labs. Employees are stealing narcotics and other controlled substances like gold. Gold is on the rise! Recent events in Syria have pushed gold prices to $1,394 an ounce.

stolen gold tooth

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for restricted employee access. Across the country the dental industry is suffering from the high costs of employee theft. Among the biggest concerns are staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to a demand for an access audit trail. MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security solutions to meet those demands and keep controlled substances safe.

Highlights from last year’s headlines:

Wilton, CT – Former dental employee sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to larceny and narcotics charges for a series of crimes including selling metal from discarded tooth crowns she stole from a dentist’s office.

Lufkin, TX – Police have arrested two dental employees accused of stealing dental gold from their employers and selling it to gold buyers. The suspects sold the gold for $3,600, according to the affidavit. The buyer said they bought more gold a second time. The employee said she did not have time to clean the gold and they offered to buy it for $1,750, according to the affidavit. The buyer said, “This gold was unlike the previous dental gold that we had previously purchased. The previous gold had been separated from the porcelain and this gold had not. There was a particular piece that still had a tooth in it. The tooth still had blood on it.”

Olympia, WA – An Olympia man and 2 others are charged with stealing more than $15,000 in gold from his former employer – a business that makes gold crowns and other products for dentists. The dental lab owner said he treats his staff of 12 like family members, and he had no idea that anyone would ever steal from him. “We go on the honor system here,” he said. An Olympia detective learned that the three suspects had been pawning dental gold in Thurston and Pierce counties.

MedixSafe offers security cabinets in three sizes. All are made of ten gauge powder-coated steel (not aluminum) and require dual or triple access for entry. This means the user needs a combination of a PIN, proximity card and fingerprint scan to open the safe. MedixSafe units allow administrators to add, delete and modify users and download event history remotely from an administrator’s desk.

For more information, please contact MedixSafe at 855-MEDIXSAFE or medixsafe.com.

Sources:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/502738/20130831/gold-prices-jewellery-fed-qe-taper-syria.htm
wtnh.com/news/crime/woman-gets-year-in-jail-for-dental-office-thefts
thehour.com/wilton/courts/ex-employee-sentenced-for-stealing/article_951f274c-0b3f-54b1-878c-ea1387e0ed4d.html
ktre.com/story/17524396/2-lufkin-dental-employees-charged-with-stealing-tooth-gold
privateofficerbreakingnews.blogspot.com/2012/02/three-charged-in-theft-of-gold-from.html

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1444076

Veterinary Clinics and Animal Hospitals Are Vulnerable To Narcotics Theft

Miami Herald
July 31, 2013

Narcotics theft continues in veterinary clinics and animal hospitals continues to make news headlines:

Jun 24, 2013, NBC South Florida report “after about a monthlong investigation, a former animal hospital employee and her boyfriend were arrested for stealing $40,000 worth of pet medications in Wilton Manors, police said.” Source: nbcmiami.com/news/local/Two-Arrested-For-Stealing-40000-Worth-of-Pet-Medications-from-Animal-Hospital–212796841.html

Sep 20, 2012, Veterinary News reported a Veterinary technician charged in Fentanyl theft at Iowa State. After approximately 19,000 micrograms of Fentanyl were missing and unaccounted for at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center officials called university police. Officials suspected veterinary tech, according to a release from the Iowa State University Police. the tech had access to the pain medication, a schedule II substance, as part of her regular duties. Records indicated that the tech removed the drug but did not properly account for its use. Source: veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Veterinary-technician-charged-in-fentanyl-theft-at/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/789697

Jul 31, 2012, Oklahoma News on 6 reported a Woman Accused Of Stealing Over $50,000 Worth Of Drugs From Vet Clinic. CATOOSA, Oklahoma – Authorities are trying to track down a Rogers County woman wanted for stealing more than $50,000 worth of painkillers. Investigators said the woman took the prescription medications from the veterinary clinic where she worked.

She’s on the run and faces 59 drug charges. The chief investigator for the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Dale Fullerton, said the suspect stole 11,000 pills and 2 1/2 gallons of Hydrocodone syrup. An arrest warrant has been issued but investigators believe the drugs are long gone. Source: newson6.com/story/19151992/woman-accused-of-stealing-over-50000-worth-of-drugs-from-catoosa-vet-clinic

Multi-credential requirements are essential to maintain a safe environment for narcotics. One of the best ways to control narcotics is thru Authenticated Access. Authenticated access is accomplished by using a card; a biometric finger print reader plus the use of a PIN. A PIN number can be entered in by anyone but a card is in a person’s possession and access to this card is much harder to acquire than getting their PIN number. A fingerprint plus a card or a PIN is the best method for authenticating access to a narcotics cabinet, locker, or safe.

Triple Authenticated Electronic Access with Event History is ideal for higher security and authentication of user access, three different credentials can be required before access is allowed. A combination (in any order) of a fingerprint, PIN, and a card presented to the reader before access is allowed.

Selecting a method of controlling narcotics is an important decision. Achieving the desired results of authenticating and documenting access is the keystone in the decision making process… (cont.)
Read the entire report - Vet Clinics and Animal Hospitals Are Vulnerable To Narcotics Theft

MedixSafe was created by ESSC, a Memphis-based, electronic security and network cabling company with over 30 years in the security arena. Find them on the Web at http://www.medixsafe.com or video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCWyB_Rucyw.

Read more at Miami Herald

Update: MedixSafe Offers US & Canadian Paramedics Solutions to Keep Narcotics Safe – Newsday

Newsday
June 29, 2013

Narcotic theft continues among US and Canada paramedics. MedixSafe offers the solution on both sides of the border.

Narcotic theft continues to plague EMTs, Paramedics, and Ambulance administrators in the US and Canada. Medixsafe manufactures high tech narcotics cabinets using PIN, proximity card and biometrics for secure access and a comprehensive audit trail.

January 2011, FireRescue1 reported: “The way things are now, if drugs go missing, everyone who came into contact with the drug storage compartment (often just a Plexiglas cabinet) gets questioned. The Medixsafe audit trail helps investigators limit their search to just those names on the audit trail.”

Narcotics theft continues as seen in recent reports. Last October, a Boston paramedic may have infected as many as 50 patients after tampering with powerful painkillers Morphine and Fentanyl. In February, a Nova Scotia paramedic was arrested for narcotics theft. Less than one week after the director of operations for EHS Nova Scotia stated, “this is an isolated incident within our operation.” Another paramedic in Nova Scotia was charged with multiple theft, possession, and breach of trust charges.

“It’s a much-needed solution to a persistent problem” – John McGuire, Jericho, New York and New York City fire departments. McGuire has been using the Medixsafe and the main effect he has seen is deterrence. “Everyone knows you can’t get into the Medixsafe without being detected.”

Medixsafe is made of ten gauge powder-coated steel (not aluminum) and requires dual or triple access for entry. This means the user needs a combination of a PIN, proximity card and fingerprint scan to open the safe. Medixsafe units allow administrators to add, delete and modify users and download event history remotely from an administrator’s desk.

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability foremergency narcotics access. Across the country, reductions in schedule II drug inventories are having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to regulatory demands for an access audit trail – MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security solutions to meet those demands and keep narcotics safe.

MedixSafe gives the option of incorporating Biometric fingerprint scanners, proximity cards and even IP based remote management to narcotics security protocols. While maintaining quick access to emergency medicines, MedixSafe technologies allow for greater accountability and automated record keeping – ensuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.

Please contact MedixSafe to learn more, toll-free (855) 633-4972 or visit medixsafe.com

sources:
cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/02/27/ns-paramedic-theft-drugs.html
cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/02/15/ns-paramedic-faces-drug-charges.html

Read more: http://www.newsday.com/business/update-medixsafe-offers-us-canadian-paramedics-solutions-to-keep-narcotics-safe-1.5592234

MedixSafe Now Offers US & Canadian Paramedics Multiple Solutions to Keep Narcotics Safe

Indianapolis Business Journal
May 31, 2013

MedixSafe currently offers narcotics cabinets in three sizes. All are made of ten gauge powder-coated steel (not aluminum) and require dual or triple access for entry. This means the user needs a combination of a PIN, proximity card and fingerprint scan to open the safe. MedixSafe units allow administrators to add, delete and modify users and download event history remotely from an administrator’s desk.

The M Series narcotics cabinets are the perfect size for mobile applications like an ambulance or fire truck. The M1 is the ambulance trade’s first, simplest dual access security solution, incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads. The M2 is the ambulance trade’s most technologically advanced triple access security solution. Incorporating both fingerprint scanners and PIN pads. Wi-Fi is also available on the M Series, which promotes the power and efficiency of remote network administration, enforcing authorized access, and tracing access for unprecedented accountability. The Wi-Fi option is highly configurable and supports the widest range of security protocols.

The C Series narcotics cabinets are the most technologically advanced triple access security solution for small pharmacies and clinics. Like the M2 Narcotics Cabinet, the C Series incorporates both fingerprint scanners and PIN pads. The larger C Series dimensions are 24″ tall x 18″ wide x 18″ deep.

The S Series narcotics cabinets also combines the security and ease of scanning a fingerprint with the power and efficiency of remote network administration. The S2 has two separate compartments, each with their own Triple Access security solution. The S-Series allows for separation for daily use while maintaining a higher level of security for backup quantities. Each compartment can be programmed with completely separate user credentials. Each compartment is equipped with a 1,000 lb. locking mechanism. Unit dimensions are 48″ high x 40″ wide x 29.5″ deep.

Keys and pin numbers are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for emergency narcotics access. Across the country, controlled substance inventory shrinkage is having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to regulatory demands for an access audit trail – MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security technologies to meet those demands.

Read more: http://markets.financialcontent.com/stocks/news/read/24316354/medixsafe_now_offers_us_&_canadian_paramedics_multiple_solutions_to_keep_narcotics_safe

MedixSafe Introduces New S-Series Product Line for Clinics, Pharmacies, and Narcotics Storage Facilities

Indianapolis Business Journal   11/30/2012

The MedixSafe Biometric S-Series is the most technologically advanced Triple Access security solution for narcotics storage in pharmacies, clinics, ambulance companies, and law enforcement. The S2 Narcotics Cabinet incorporates Biometrics, PIN and/or Proximity Card to gain access. MedixSafe technologies provide the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping. The S2 has two separate compartments, each with their own Triple Access security solution. The S-Series allows for separation for daily use while maintaining a higher level of security for back-up quantities. Each compartment can be programmed with completely separate user credentials.

Across the country, controlled substance inventory loss is having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. MedixSafe not only enforces authorized access, it tracks access for unprecedented accountability. MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security technologies to meet those demands.

MedixSafe is the most technologically advanced dual and triple access security solutions for narcotics storage facilities. MedixSafe provides the highest degree of individual accountability and automated record keeping, incorporating PIN pads, proximity card readers, and fingerprint scanners.

The S2 also combines the security and ease of scanning a fingerprint with the power and efficiency of remote network administration, enforcing authorized access, and tracing access for unprecedented accountability. Each compartment is equipped with a 1,000 lb. locking mechanism. Unit dimensions are 48″ high x 40″ wide x 29.5″ deep. The S2 weighs 65 lbs and is available with caster wheels for easy placement.

Administrators can manage and monitor the MedixSafe from any PC-based computer via the exclusive MedixSafe software. S-Series models store up to 50,000 events. All MedixSafe narcotics cabinets are made of heavy gauge steel construction with a durable powder coat finish.

MedixSafe also offers the most technologically advanced narcotics security solutions for paramedic and ambulance services. More information is available on the web a thttp://medixsafe.com/products/s2-narcotics-cabinet/

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