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Narcotic-Time-Controlled Prescription Bottles

by Michael Enechukwu, B.S. Biology Minor Chemistry

The sole intent of aiding physicians in preventing narcotic misuse and addiction, by using time-controlled release prescription bottles regulated by healthcare professional.

Syracuse, NY Addiction

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About this project

The problem we solve:
Abuse of certain prescription drugs such as but not limited to opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants have created enormous social problems, which affect the individual but also their families, communities, and the society at large. According to the NIH, “unintentional overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers have quadrupled since 1999, and by 2007, outnumbered those involving heroin and cocaine”. This is as a result of the drastic increase in the number of narcotic prescriptions written and distributed without the appropriate control or monitoring systems put in place to reduce the propensity to misuse and abuse of narcotics. In an effort to prevent the illicit trafficking, use and abuse of narcotics, I would like to propose the following innovative strategies with the sole intent of aiding current federal regulations in the distribution and monitoring of all scheduled narcotics prescribed in the United States.
About our solution:
Smart-Bottles (SB): Outpatient control, reducing the number of deaths from overdosing, ensuring patient compliance to appropriate administration of the medications and reducing the probability of prescription drug trafficking. Medications will be less likely to be used for nonmedical purposes. Pills are only dispensed in a fixed (predetermined) daily amount, which can be adjusted by the primary care physician if necessary without consuming extra time, co-pay, and so forth. Physicians will be able to manually go into our system and change the lockout time for any prescription. The development of my software that monitors and records the usage of each prescribed medication and its usage, will allow physicians to track patient progress or misuse of narcotics. Lastly, in practice the SB is easy to use; therefore, patients with learning difficulties or dementia will be capable of utilizing the SB as well.
Progress to date: Tentative year 2017

About Our Team


Mr. Michael Enechukwu, B.S. Biology Minor Chemistry
Medical Student, Medical Student
Location: New York
Medical school: Upstate Medical School
Bio: Fourth Year Medical School Team Leader/ Semi-Finalist in NBME Centennial Prize Competition: Innovation in Future Assessment of Health Professionals
Hospital Affiliation: SUNY Upstate
Title: Narcotic-Time-Controlled Prescription Bottles

About Our Company

Upstate Medical School
Location: Syracuse, New York
Product stage: proto
Sales: Working on it
Employees: 1-2

How We Help Patients

For years, abuse of prescription medications and addiction has become a very controversial topic within the field of medicine. Unfortunately, this major problem is often looked upon as an illness that cannot be cured but only treated. While many physicians work hard to construct universal guidelines and specific ways to monitor/reduce the alarming increase in narcotic abuse, it is quite obvious that more needs to be done through the concerted efforts of everyone. While several external factors will likely contribute to the tendency for an individual to misuse narcotics, it would be easier and more beneficial to take control of the internal process, of dispensing narcotics. This would reduce the impact of external factors that play into the creation of an “addict”.

How We Help Physicians

The advantages of outpatient control would be the reduction in the number of deaths from overdosing, ensuring patient compliance to appropriate administration of the medications and reducing the probability of prescription drug trafficking. Medications will be less likely to be used for non-medical purposes. Pills are only dispensed in a fixed (predetermined) daily amount. If changes are needed physicians will be able to manually go into our system and change the lockout time for any prescription. The development of my software will enable physicians to program SB for appropriate outpatient dispensing of narcotics.

Challenge Mission

Mission: Through the use of smart-bottles we will reduce the propensity for narcotic misuse thus decreasing risk for addiction and overdose deaths which is one of the biggest issues in medicine today.
Use of funds: Designing better prototypes for marketing and product development of programing software.
Intellectual Property Status: I have not yet submitted my project for IP. provisional patent has been submitted.
FDA Status: I have not yet contacted the FDA
Personal Message: In an effort to prevent the illicit trafficking, use and abuse of narcotics, I would like to propose the following innovative strategies with the sole intent of aiding current federal regulations in the distribution and monitoring of all scheduled narcotics prescribed in the United States. With your vote we can help fight addiction! Key concepts of the prototype were not outlined here for trademark purposes.

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    07/05/2016 Max Shaffrah - Private

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    07/05/2016 Max Shaffrah - Private

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    05/21/2016 Danielle Wallace - Resident

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    05/21/2016 Mikhail Blyakher - Physician

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    05/21/2016 karla molinero - Resident

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    05/20/2016 Nour Sahraoui - Medical Student

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    05/20/2016 Patrick Kenney - Physician

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    05/20/2016 Rachael Kuch - Resident

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    05/20/2016 Patrick Kenney - Physician

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    05/20/2016 Ian Bailey - Medical Student

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    05/20/2016 JEFFREY DONALDSON - Physician

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    05/20/2016 Mr. Michael Enechukwu - Medical Student

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    05/20/2016 Nour Sahraoui - Medical Student

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    05/19/2016 William Kelly - Engineer

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    05/19/2016 William Kelly - Engineer

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    05/19/2016 William Kelly - Engineer

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    05/17/2016 Jordan Vokes - Medical Student

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    05/17/2016 Mr. Michael Enechukwu - Medical Student

    Liked the project.

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Michael Enechukwu, B.S. Biology Minor Chemistry
Medical Student
Narcotic-Time-Controlled Prescription Bottles
Upstate Medical School

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