According to the American Heart Association, 12% of patients never fill their prescriptions,
12% fill them but do not take them, and 29% start taking them but stop prematurely. Only
47% take them all (1).
Improve Outcomes: e-pill reminders increase adherence from the current level of 50% up to 90%+
Reduces Cost: Adherent patients are healthier and less expensive to care for. Pill vial / pill bottle reminders are an inexpensive alternative.
Easy to Use: Minimal set up for patients, and the smart e-pill bottle works for liquids and oral solids (pills of all sizes).
1. “Statistics you need to know”, American Heart Association, last accessed 7/18/2005 at
2. “Adherence to Medication”, Lars Osterberg and Terence Blaschke, New England Journal
of Medicine, August 4, 2005
3. “Medication Compliance as a Feature in Drug Development”, H. Kastrissios and T.F.
Blaschke, Annual Review Pharmacology & Toxicology, 1997
4. “Addressing Expanded Clinical Trials”, David Vaczek, Pharmaceutical & Medical
Packaging News, April 2007
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).