The e-pill MedTime SAFE—patent pending—was developed to improve adherence for those suffering from addiction. This device caters specifically to those who are either addicted to medication or those taking CII/CIII medication, such as methadone or buprenorphine, in a drug rehabilitation facility. This device administers the right medications in the correct dosage, and at the correct time, while keeping the medication securely locked inside the dispenser.
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Studies have shown that poor medication adherence:
Results in 33% to 69% of medication-related hospital admissions (New Engl. J. Med., 2005).
Leads to a 17% increase in emergency room visits and a 10% rise in hospital stays among patients with diabetes, asthma, or gastric acid disorder ( of the Amer. Med. Ass’n, 2004).
Causes at least 125,000 deaths a year in the U.S. (Gen Med., 2005).
e-pill Medication Reminders is Boston based medical device company. Since 1999 e-pill timers, alarm watches, pill boxes with alarms and pill dispensers have helped patients around the world remember to take medications on time (improve medication adherence / patient compliance).