The purpose of this paper is twofold: (i) to present the Pill Safe, a novel design for a tamper-resistant prescription container, and (ii) to present use of near-infrared (NIR) spectrometry for characterization of fuel components and prediction of the burn characteristics of the fuel mixtures used to destroy tablets in the Pill Safe. In the safe, drug tablets are stacked next to fuel and attempts to force the mechanism or penetrate the bottle cause their instant destruction. The Pill Safe offers a second line of defense against the illicit distribution of dangerous prescription drugs.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation|
|State||Published - 2006|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported in part by the US FDA through contract 200406251503 and through KSEF-148–502–03–61.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Drug Discovery