For many of us, vacations are a time for visiting with out-of-town friends and family. Whether staying in someone else’s home or having them stay in ours, it’s easy to forget medication safety. Drugs that might be locked away at home may only be stuffed in a purse or suitcase while traveling. Leftover narcotic prescriptions in our own home may be forgotten and overlooked when visitors come to stay.
In order to protect everyone concerned, it’s best to invest in a portable medication “safe”. There are a variety of them on the market. Some are soft-sided, and some are hard boxes. Some have keyed locks and some have combinations. Prices start as low as $20.00. If you don’t want to spend time looking for a specialty item, a small toolbox and lock can be picked up at any hardware store.