Purchased this pill dispenser to help with my elderly father who was taking his pills incorrectly...The timer and fact that you can only take the pills on the designated day is a great design...Easy to use...highly recommended it! - Joanne Lewis
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
More Than Half of Americans do not take Prescription Medicines as Instructed Pointing to Growing Public Health Problem
A new omnibus survey released today by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) and Prescription Solutions, a leading pharmacy benefit management organization and a UnitedHealth group company and recently appointed to the NCPIE Board of Directors, finds that 54 percent of Americans say they do not consistently take prescriptions as instructed even though 87 percent believe prescription medicines are important to their health - pointing to a growing public health problem.
Poor adhearance to medications - the extent to which people take their medications as prescribed by their doctor - can have adverse effects on people's health. It diminishes the ability to treat chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma and many other diseases; and it can result in suffering, an increase in hospitalizations and even death. This and other findings confirm the need for immediate action to address 10 key recommendations made by the NCPIE widely-recognized 2007 report. "Enhancing Prescription Medicine Adhearance; A National Action Plan" which include:
- Immediately impliment professionsl training and increase the funding for professional education on patient medication adhearance
- Develop a curriculum on medication adhearance for the use in medical schools and allied health care institutions.
- Address the barriers to patient adhearance for patients with low health literacy.
- Create the means to share information about best practices in adhearance education and management.
November 12, 2009
National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
200-A Monroe Street, Suite 212
Rockville, MD 20850-4448
Phone: (301) 340- 3940
Fax: (301) 340-3944
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"I have to tell you how great this product is. My father is 80 and has Alzhermer's. I didn't think he would be able to use Med-E-Lert, but he can. The alarm goes off and he's reminded to take his pills. He just turns the unit over and the right dose drops in his hand. He can't access any other pills until it is time for the next dose. So thank you for making my life and his, much easier and safer." - Cyndi, Deerfield MI
Friday, October 23, 2009
MED-E-LERT AUTOMATIC PILL DISPENSER
The Med-E-Lert is an excellent product to help people become more "Medication Compliant"
The Med-E-Lert Is Equal In Quality And Functions To Pill Dispensers Selling For $289.00
But Sells For Only $69.95
The Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser is a medication reminder and and automated pill dispenser in one easy to use device. The most affrodable device of its kind, the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser is ideal for the home, nursing homes, hospices, and hospitals. The Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser gives patients, care givers, and loved ones peace of mind by ensuring that only the prescribed dose of medication is available and patient compliance is achieved.
Designed with safety and convience in mind, the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser features a secured, tamper-proof, locking key system to avoid over-medication. With 28 compartments, the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser can be used for medication taken up to four times daily. Three different alarm tones and a blinking red light alert the patient when medication needs to be taken. The Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser includes four discs that can be inserted to indicate the day of the week and time of the day depending on the number of doses needed daily. despite its compact size, the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser also features the largest pill compartments of any other automatic pill dispenser.
The Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser is designed especially for the elderly, alzheimer's patients, visually or mentally impaired, and patients with complicated daily medical regimes. Caregiver facilities can enjoy the savings the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser brings them by reducing the need for personnel to distribute medication. Enjoy convenience and peace of mind when you buy the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser.
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Med Compliance Could Save $290B Yearly
Thursday, October 1, 2009
ActiveForever Introduces New Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser with Alarm
Scottsdale-based Medical Supplies Retailer to Be Sole North American Distributor of Innovative Medication Management Device
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - June 24, 2009 - ActiveForever, a Scottsdale-based retailer of medical supplies, physical therapy products, and fitness equipment, has just won an exclusive distribution agreement to warehouse and distribute the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser with Alarm throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. This new product will be available on www.ActiveForever.com, as well as in its retail stores. The product line will also be available to drugstore chains, assisted living facilities and hospitals.
Automatic pill dispensers with alarms are known to be quite difficult to travel with, and have been fairly expensive until the development of the Med-E-Lert. This product shares the features of many of the traditional automatic pill dispensers used to optimize the management of nutritional supplements or medication yet this new model is portable, very easy to use, and is retailing at around half the price of some of its competitors.
"We are thrilled and honored to be chosen to represent this product line," says ActiveForever CEO Erika Feinberg. "The Med-E-Lert's functionality, quality and the manufacturer's passion all represent everything ActiveForever stands for. We're here to launch product innovations that make all the difference in a person's life, and this Med-E-Lert will certainly open up worlds of opportunity for anyone who incorporates it into their patient care, or their family care plan."
Automatic pill dispensers like the Med-E-Lert are ideal for patients who have Alzheimer's, dementia, are mentally or visually impaired or for those who take several medications or nutritional supplements and vitamins throughout day and need an efficient reminder of which pills to take when. These products are also widely popular with in home caregivers and in assisted living facilities and hospitals so that caregivers can monitor patients' medication in a manner that is simple and not time consuming. There are 28 spaces for medication in the Med-E-Lert, so a patient or caregiver can plan ahead for taking their medication up to four times a day for one week.
Other automatic pill dispensers can cost between $200.00-$700.00, and, while very helpful and convenient for many people, are not always affordable. The Med-E-Lert is easy to use and easy to program up to four times per day for up to seven days, and having a lock and key helps prevent over-medication or theft. It is made of high quality materials and is lightweight and battery operated so it is ideal for travel or for patients who need to be transported often. The clear top enables the user to see and monitor the status of the medication or supplements without unlocking the device. There are three different alarm tones are offered, including a blinking light, to alert the patient when medication needs to be taken. The alarm will not turn off until the pill dispenser is tilted on its side to dispense the pills.
ActiveForever is known for launching best choices of medical, health, safety, pain relief and fitness products into the marketplace, at the best prices in the country. The Med-E-Lert, like every other new product that comes through the doors of ActiveForever has been through the testing and review process of ActiveForever's Product Management Team. The Med-E-Lert is currently available for pre-order at www.ActiveForever.com or by calling ActiveForever at 1-800-377-8033.
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Author: Lois Douglas
ActiveForever is the leading source of very well priced life-enhancing products that address almost all physical disabilities, injuries or pain. Products include daily living aids, bath, safety and hygiene products, mobility aids, emergency supplies, durable medical equipment, medical nutrition, low vision and hearing loss devices, physical therapy products, land and aquatic exercise therapy products. ActiveForever provides a multitude of product solutions for arthritis, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, sports injuries, pain relief, foot/ankle, hand, hip/knee and other physically limiting conditions. The company also offers unique and life-enhancing gift ideas.
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New Study Finds Lack of Medication Compliance Leads to High Medical Costs
Dramatic Increase in Risk of Hospitalization Seen When Patients Don't Stick with Drug Treatments
Sunday, September 13, 2009
(Excerpt from an article posted by Michael Pestorious in NJ voice Blog)
According to medical data giant IMS, 3.8 billion prescriptions were written in the US in 2008. 70 percent were for generic drugs and over a quarter were mostly fully paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Only 50-70 percent of those prescriptions make it from the doctor's office to the pharmacy. Some 25-30 percent of the prescriptions are consumed according to instructions and only 15-20 percent are refilled. If patients are not compliant, and their conditions worsen because of their non-compliance, is that the doctor or the pharmaceutical company's fault? These scary statistics underlay all medications for all diseases.
Proper compliance would make a much larger dent in reducing healthcare costs than any operational efficiency or government edict. According to the Office of the Inspector General, non-compliance costs taxpayers $80 billion per year in hospital admissions and lost productivity. Consider the cost difference between taking a daily heart medication for 25 dollars a month versus an ambulance ride and open heart surgery.
This Blog has seen other studies that show with the use of an Automatic Pill Dispenser patient medication compliance is tremendously increased. Medication compliance would even increase more if pharmacies in the United States would fill pill dispenser trays as they do in the UK.
The Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser compares in quality and functions with automatic pill dispensers selling for $289.00, but retails for only $69.95.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
- Fully Automatic Pill Dispenser
- Easy To Set-Up
- Simple To Use
- Long Duration Buzzer Sounds Continuously Until Pills Are Removed
- Pills Can Be Dispensed 1, 2, 3 or 4 Times Daily
- Solid or Transparent Cover
- 28 Compartments, Each Can Hold up To 18 Aspirin Size Pills
- Compartment 20% Larger Than Other Automatic Pill Dispensers
- Medication Tray
- Extra Medication Trays Available
- Lockable With metal Key (Includes An Extra Plastic Key)
- Low Battery Alert
- Batteries Are Included
- Tamper Proof (Unable To Get To Medication Before It Is Time
- Alarm: Loud Sound + 10mm Blinking Red Light
- 12 Month Warranty
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