San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 2, 2005
Each year tens of thousands die simply because they fail to take medications on time as prescribed, with more than 125,000 deaths occurring in the cardiovascular area alone, and accounting for billions in excess healthcare costs.
In late 1999, Presidential Candidate and New Jersey Senator, Bill Bradley was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat, which the senator attributed to his forgetting to take his heart medication. The episode led to a barrage of questions about his health, which some believe seriously marred his bid for the presidency. Six years later, we seem to be no better informed; fully half of the 1.6 billion prescriptions written each year are taken incorrectly.
The Pillbox Pager Company is making it known that forgetting to take one’s medication is one major healthcare problem that is easily preventable. Their mission is to provide an easy-to-operate, multi-alarm pillbox to as many at-risk individuals as possible…and at the most affordable price possible ($12.50 for most and even less for those who cannot afford even that).
The product, The Pillbox Pager Deluxe, allows people to arrange pill medication anywhere, and the med reminder can be set to alarm up to six times daily. Currently, the product can be purchased online at http://www.pillboxpager.com and could be available at participating pharmacies as early as February of 2006. The website also showcases vital medication safety information, common problems when it comes to taking medicine, reasons for noncompliance, and practical ways of getting the most out of your medications.
The Pillbox Pager Company was birthed out of a need to address the serious problem of medical noncompliance, and its product, the Pillbox Pager Deluxe. The American Pharmacists Association and the medical and social services community at large all stress the importance of medical/patient compliance. The company distributes and sells only the Pillbox Pager Deluxe. The company also welcomes the participation of businesses and individuals who wish to make a gift of the Pillbox Pager Deluxe to loved ones or anyone in need. For more information, please visit http://www.pillboxpager.com.
Pillbox Pager, Inc.
P.O. Box 1287
San Mateo, CA 94401