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LOCKMED's Mission is to develop products to help safeguard medications, to raise awareness on how to safeguard medications, and to reduce the problem of prescription drug abuse in the United States.


LOCKMED is a medical product company with a charitable mission based in Pittsburgh, PA. The company is focused on developing products to store medications to help reduce the problem of prescription drug abuse.

The Company was started by M. Bud Lateef, MD, a UPMC trained pain management physician, who became alarmed at the problem of prescription drug abuse when he started practice in Pittsburgh, PA. Out of this concern and the growing national problem, he began to develop products to safeguard medications with the assistance of the local Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University in 2008.

Since that time along with distribution agreements from Cardinal Health and McKesson, LOCKMED products have been used throughout the United States by facilities, institutions, and homeowners to store medications. The products are distributed by over 125 Authorized LOCKMED Dealers within the US, as well as, international dealers in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

LOCKMED has additionally taken the lead in educational efforts on the need to safeguard medications in the home. The company has built a coalition in the form of partnerships with over 100 Drug Task Forces and Community Coalition groups on a national level to highlight this issue. We have subsidized the cost of tens of thousands of LOCKMED products so these groups can distribute medication lock boxes into high risk communities.