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Improving medication adherence

Regular doses are important for many medications like antibiotics, birth control, blood pressure, etc. Many patients miss doses or irregularly take medication which puts their health at risk.
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A majority of Americans take some sort of medication daily. Regularly taking medication is vital to staying healthy, ensuring the medication is effective. Patient adherence to medication regimes is a large problem across the world.  Across all medicines, it has been estimated that up to 75% of people do not take their medicines properly. This behavior can effect the nation's actual and economic health.

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Physical Computing AdhereTech is a healthcare firm that makes simple and effective adherence tools. AdhereTech s first product, the smart pill bottle, is an innovative device used to track and improve medication adherence in real time. This smart pill bottle is currently being used by patients in engagements with top pharmaceutical companies and research institutions. The pill bottle is distributed via retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, trial sites and research settings.

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