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A Spoonful of Sugar: Developing A Medication-Reminder App

  • October 2014

By: John Moore

Sticking to a health regimen means remembering to take prescribed medications. But studies of medication adherence show that patients often fail to stay with the program. A prescription drug survey published by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) revealed that nearly 50 percent of consumers said they forgot to take a prescribed medication, while 24 percent said they took less than the recommended dosage.

Against this backdrop, MEMOTEXT, a company focused on medication- and treatment-compliance programs, offers a medication-adherence service that issues reminders to a patient’s mobile phone, tablet, PC or landline. The service is offered in more than 26 countries.

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