Minnesota doctor's app may become a popular medicine reminder

  • Article by: Steve Alexander , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 20, 2013 - 3:48 PM

It's estimated that solving the missed-pill problem could save $100 billion or more in annual U.S. medical costs.

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ford2goJul. 22, 1312:54 AM

I have no particular issue with this app -- I've seen other reports that indicated that they would use some type of RFID pill tag and report to your DOCTOR (not you) that you failed to take your meds. But, I wonder how much it will really change things. People with serious diseases are more or less bombarded with things telling them how important it is to take their meds on time. Also, there are plenty of pill dispensers with reminder features -- some electronic. I also question the 100 billion dollar figure. If this was reasonably provable, you would think that there would be major efforts to fix the problem -- both from the government and the insurers.

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