Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patient Compliance To Prescribed Drug Regimens In The United States Is Appalling

(Excerpt from an article posted by Michael Pestorious in NJ voice Blog)

Patient compliance to prescribed drug regimens is appalling in the United States and is just as bad or worse worldwide.

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.

To purchase a Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser GOOGLE "Med-E-Lert"

Thursday, September 10, 2009



Automatic Pill Dispenser

Western Fulfillment is the Med-E-Lert North Amercia Distributor. For information on becoming a Med-E-Lert Dealer Contact:

Brian Barducci - 1-800-377-8033 Ext 116 or


Distributors are wanted in all countries for the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser. The Med-E-Lert is available with a solid top or a clear top (shown above).
The Med-E-Lert is an excellent product to help people become more "Medication Compliant".
  • 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

For More Information and Sample Contact

John Krans
International Sales Manager

716-907-3395 (US)

Med-E-Lert Retail Merchandiser

The Med-E-Lert is packaged 9 units with Solid or Clear Tops per merchandiser.

Med-E-Lert Affordable Automatic Pill Dispenser

Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser
Solid and Clear Top

Med-E-Lert is the Affordable Automatic Pill Dispenser. Med-E-Lert compares in quality and functions with automatic pill dispensers selling for $289.00. Med-E-Lert sells at retail in the United States for only $69.95 making it affordable for the average consumer.
Med-E-Lert can automatically dispense pills 1, 2, 3, or 4 times daily. Med-E-Lert has a loud buzzer and a 10mm blinking red light to alert people that it is time to take their medicine.
The Med-E-Lert is an excellent product to help people become more "medication compliant".