Nonadherence to medication regimens is a major public health problem. Strategies to solve it include finding more affordable medications and implementing ways to remember to take them. Computers, smartphones, and other gadgets can also help improve medication adherence. Consumers, can choose from such devices as automatic pill dispensers that pop out the right pills at the right times; pillboxes with timers and alarms; and electronic caps that fit on prescription vials and beep when it’s time to take a medication, then record when the cap was removed, indicating that a pill was taken.
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