Ask the doctor: How do I organize my pills?

Q. My doctor recently added a couple of medications to my regimen. I am now taking enough pills every day that I need a system to keep them organized so I don't make mistakes. What do you recommend?

A. Taking prescribed medications properly is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your health and manage your medical problems, but for a lot of us it's also one of the hardest things to get right—especially as the number of pills you take increases.

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