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A helpful wireless reminder

Did you forget to take your medicine today?

Well, a new wireless technology can help remind you if you did.

A St. Louis pharmacy-benefit manager is testing the “GlowCap,” a pill container that is equipped with a wireless transmitter that notifies patients when it is time for a dose of their medicine.

Daniel Touchette, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, explains the importance of the wireless transmitting technology:

“Only about half of patients who are prescribed a medication for a chronic condition are still taking the drug regularly after a year and the most effective programs combine education and reminders”.