Lifetechniques touts electronic pillbox study

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Older adults following a medication regimen are less likely to miss doses when reminded by an electronic pillbox that both beeps at the appointed drug-taking time and announces the number of pills to take, as well as how to take them, new research reveals.The study was funded by the National Institute on Aging. Co-authors were Vesta Brue, founder and chairman of Lifetechniques Inc., of San Antonio, and P. Ryder, of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Health Services Research division. Lifetechniques makes the electronic pillbox that was used in the study.

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