12 New Ways to Help Patients Adhere to Treatment

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.

12 New Ways to Help Patients Adhere to Treatment
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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).

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