San Diego — Nov. 12
The Pill Phone, a patented health care tool for medication management, is now available to customers of three major U.S. wireless operators. The Pill Phone is the quick, convenient way for people to optimize their health care while they’re on the go.
The Pill Phone enables wireless customers to personalize and schedule audio and visual alerts reminding them to take their prescribed medications at the right time, whether they are at home or traveling. The Pill Phone also includes content from The Pill Book, the best-selling guide to more than 1,800 commonly prescribed and over-the-counter drugs. Consumers can easily access critical information on indications, dosing, side effects and drug interactions, and view photos to identify specific pills.
The software is the only interactive, wireless medication reminder application with clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The innovative tool is particularly useful for adults and children who are taking multiple medications for chronic conditions, such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, heart problems and cancer.
The Pill Phone is expected to help improve therapeutic results and medication adherence rates while helping to control health care costs. Chronic disease now accounts for 75 percent of the nation’s $2 trillion in medical costs, and adherence with prescription regimens among those with chronic conditions is only 20 percent to 50 percent. Nonadherence by all patients results in $100 billion in annual health care costs.
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