A Commitment to a Non-Narcotic Lifestyle

ProMedTek was founded on serving our Veterans just as they served the USA. As a company, we are dedicated to combat opioid misuse and abuse, which has ravished our Veterans. Using the proven technology of Shortwave Diathermy, we developed Replexa+ to be used anywhere on the body to relieve pain and help eliminate the dependence on opioids.

Why Combatting Opioid Misuse and Abuse is So Important

As has been described in many different studies conducted by the VA and other institutions, the prolonged use of opioids to combat chronic pain (>3 months, as defined by National Institute of Drug Abuse) can have detrimental physical and mental effects. The below statistics show just how detrimental opioids can be, especially for Veterans.

  • In 2016 alone, there were more drug related deaths than the total number of soldiers killed in the Vietnam and Iraq wars 1
  • > 50% of older Veterans suffer from Chronic Pain2
  • Veteran’s Fatal Opioid Overdose Rate >2x National Average3
  • 68,000 Veterans (13%) with Opioid-Use Disorder4
  • Overmedication has possible link to suicide rate of Veterans, >20 Veteran suicides per day; Veterans suicide rate is >2x the suicide rate of national average5
  • Veterans with PTSD or other mental health diagnoses are 3x more likely to receive opiates for pain6
  • 55% increase in Veterans with opioid-use disorders from 2010-20157
  • Polypharmacy (prescribing 5 or more drugs) has a 400% increase in overdoses and suicidal behavior for Veterans8
  • 270% increase in opiate prescriptions to Veterans from 2001 - 20139

Safe and Effective Pain Relief

Replexa+ has been successfully prescribed to thousands of veterans nationwide providing pain relief and helping our veterans return to a more active and fulfilling life. With a therapy session taking only 30 minutes, Replexa+ was designed to be used easily and when convenient to your daily schedule. As a non-narcotic therapy, Replexa+ has zero side-effects, even when used long-term. Medications, such as opioids, can be dangerous and deadly, whereas Replexa+ can be safely administered without concerns and treat the pain you may have, rather than masking it like opioids, other drugs, and even other devices (e.g.: TENS units). If you suffer from any of the below conditions or any other type of pain, contact your physician today and ask about Replexa+.

Replexa+ has been prescribed successfully to treat:

  • Plantar Fasciitis                                             
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder, Back/Spine, Neck, or other Orthopedic Pain
  • Wound Pain
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • and many more pain related conditions
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ProMedTek’s Non-Narcotic Patch

ProMedTek has pledged to help Veterans relieve pain without the damaging effects of opioids. We, in turn, developed and designed our Non-Narcotic Patch as a way for ProMedTek representatives and prescribers to not only show others about our commitment, but also remind ourselves and others about the importance of combatting the dependence of Veterans on opioids. If you are a prescriber of Replexa+ and would like a patch sent to you to show your commitment, please contact your local rep or use the information below to contact ProMedTek directly.

In addition, because of our belief in a sustainable, pain-free and drug-free lifestyle, we are challenging other companies to create a coalition, and join ProMedTek in reducing America’s dependence on opioids. If you represent a non-narcotic pain relief company, we encourage you to contact us and see how we may combat the opioid crisis together.

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Non-Narcotic Challenge Coin

ProMedTek is committed to providing non-narcotic solutions to help our Veterans who may suffer from acute or chronic pain. Because of our commitment to providing solutions to a drug-free America, we developed a challenge coin to give to our Veterans, so they can also show their commitment to combatting the use of narcotics to relieve pain.

ProMedTek will present our Non-Narcotic Challenge Coin to you upon your successful treatment using Replexa+. We take pride in providing you with a non-narcotic solution and we hope you will take pride in showing off your Non-Narcotic Challenge Coin and challenging other Veterans to pledge to live an opioid-free lifestyle.

Contact ProMedTek

Please join us in our commitment to a non-narcotic lifestyle. To learn more, please contact us by calling our toll-free line at 866-388-2410 or by clicking the Contact ProMedTek link in the orange box and filling out and submitting the online form.

1 Josh Katz, “Drug Deaths in America Rising Faster Than Ever,” https://www.nytimes.com, (June 5, 2017). https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/05/upshot/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdose-deaths-are-rising-faster-than-ever.html

2 Statement of Dr. Carolyn Clancy, M.D. Interim Under Secretary For Health Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) Before The Committee On Veterans’ Affairs United States Senate, March 26, 2015.

3 Bohnert AS, Ilgen MA, Galea S, McCarthy JF, Blow FC, “Accidental Poisoning Mortality Among Patients in the Department of Veterans Affairs Health System”, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21407033, (April 2011).

4 Childress, Sarah, “Veterans Face Greater Risks Amid Opioid Crisis”, https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/, (March 28, 2016).

5 Ilgen MA1, Bohnert AS, Ganoczy D, Bair MJ, McCarthy JF, Blow FC, “Opioid Dose and Risk of Suicide”, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26761386, May 2016.

6 Karen H. Seal, MD, MPH; Ying Shi, PhD; Gregory Cohen, MSW; et al, “Association of Mental Health Disorders With Prescription Opioids and High-Risk Opioid Use in US Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan”, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1105046, (March 7, 2012)

7 Levine, Art, “How the VA Fueled the National Opioid Crisis and is Killing Thousands of Veterans”, www.newsweek.com, (October 12, 2017).

8 Garen A. Collett, Kangwon Song, Carlos A. Jaramillo, Jennifer S. Potter, Erin P. Finley, and Mary Jo Pugh, “Prevalence of Central Nervous System Polypharmacy and Associations with Overdose and Suicide-Related Behaviors in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans in VA Care 2010–2011”, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4819457/, (January 8, 2016).

9 Glantz, Aaron, “VA Increases Opiate Prescriptions for Veterans”, https://www.revealnews.org, (September 28, 2013)