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Career Paramedics Launch Online Tool to Increase Drug Accountability for First Responders

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Fire departments, ambulance companies and emergency rooms are now able to track their narcotics supply in real time, thanks to northern California-based startup, LogRx. The company’s interactive smartphone app and web-based program aims to prevent loss or theft of narcotics as well as cut down on waste by identifying drugs that are soon to expire.

Co-founder Clive Savacool, a 20-year paramedic and fire administrator says, “Surprisingly, a majority of ambulances and fire departments still use pen and paper to keep track of what, how much, and where their available narcotics exist.” He continues, “The goal with LogRx is to provide agencies with technology that allows a foolproof way to keep complete track of inventory.”

Skye Thompson, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of LogRx adds “Recent legislation shifts the responsibility for drug oversight to agency managers. This technology will help protect those agencies from unwittingly contributing to loss, elicit use or theft of drugs by providing a tool that tracks every narcotic on hand in real time.”

Opioid theft and abuse have become a major concern for fire departments and agencies that require quick and easy access to narcotics to treat patients. This technology offers a new way to eliminate waste, loss and abuse of narcotics.

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LogRx was created by the developer of Exposure Tracker, a software program that logs firefighter exposure to toxic chemicals while fighting fire. Exposure Tracker has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post and is a 2019 winner of the EMS Hot Product Award by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services. For more information about LogRx visit www.logrx.com.