Reminder Packaging to Improve Medication Adherence

Published Online: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Follow Pharmacy_Times:
Listen as Kamal Mahtani, MD, of the University of Oxford in England, talks about findings from a study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews examining the efficacy of reminder packaging in improving adherence to self-administered long-term medications. The researchers found that reminder packaging increased the proportion of people taking their medications when measured by pill count—although not to a large extent, and that reminder packaging may be beneficial in improving clinical outcomes such as blood pressure.

To listen to the podcast, click here.
Related Articles
Since 2007, the pharmaceutical industry, several professional societies, and the FDA have collaborated on initiatives designed to limit the use of OTC cough and cold medications in young children.
Two cofounders of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, plus 12 other former employees, have been arrested for allegedly distributing tainted drugs that caused a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012, killing 64 individuals.
Cedarville University third-year doctor of pharmacy students have been partnering with hospitals in the Dayton-Kettering region to administer influenza vaccines to employees.
Latest Issues
$auto_registration$