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New iPhone App by Drugs.com Reminds Patients to Take Medications on Time(September 20, 2011)
(PRWEB) September 20, 2011
Drugs.com ( http://www.drugs.com ), the leading online clinical drug information resource announced today that it has released a new and comprehensive Pill Reminder application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
"My Meds" is a flexible, easy-to-use Pill Reminder and Personal Medication Record (PMR) app for your iPhone or iPod touch. This new application can be used to help manage any combination of medications, birth control pills, vitamins and supplements.
My Meds helps to remind patients when to take and refill their medications. The intuitive interface allows users to build a list of medications and setup reminders utilizing a comprehensive built-in medication database. Patients can store unique records such as drug photos, pharmacy contact information, special prescription notes and calendar history. The app also provides quick access to trusted medical information covering safe use, side effects, dosage, pill ID, pregnancy warnings, drug interactions and more.
"As a pharmacist, I am very excited to be offering a new mobile application that could greatly improve safety for those taking prescription medications. We hope it will help simplify the lives of many Americans by helping to organize their drug information and greatly improve patient compliance," said Philip Thornton, CEO of Drugs.com. "After the success of our Pill Identifier and Medical Information apps, we are confident this latest addition to our mobile portfolio will be very well received."
Key Stats on Medication Adherence (PhRMA 2011)
- 32 million Americans use three or more medicines daily
- 75% of adults are non-adherent in one or more ways
- The economic impact of non-adherence is estimated to cost $100 billion annually
The average adherence rate (the degree to which patients correctly follow prescription instructions) for medicines taken only once daily is nearly 80 percent, compared to about 50 percent for treatments that must be taken 4 times a day. As many as 75 percent of patients (and 50 percent of chronically ill patients) fail to adhere to, or comply with physician prescribed treatment regimens.
Drugs.com is the largest and most comprehensive drug information resource on the web, attracting more than 8.8 million unique visitors per month (Comscore, August 2011). Providing free, independent, peer-reviewed, objective and up-to-date drug information at both consumer and professional levels, Drugs.com empowers patients and caregivers to take charge of their health and be more informed than ever before. The site also includes many interactive tools to assist consumers and healthcare professionals such as it's groundbreaking Pill Identification Wizard, Mednotes - Personal Medication Records (PMR), Drug Interactions Checker, Support Groups, iPhone, iPad and Android Mobile Applications.
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