Five New Ways to Remember Your Meds
A lot of people tend to be glued to their smart phones. While the jury is still out on whether that's good or bad for society as a whole, we have five ways that your mobile device or computer can help you stay healthy and on-track with medication, while also keeping tabs on other health-related issues like immunization, insurance records, and doctor's visits.
For: iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android
Cost: Free, or $3.99 for premium
Why: Efficiency. It keeps track of how much medication you have left, sends refill reminders with pharmacy and prescriber info, and logs your overall drug compliance.
For: iPhone, iPod
Why: Users can photograph each med and attach it to the name of the pill on the reminder. Bonus: FDA Drug Database is included.
Cost: 99 cents
Why: Users can track all doctor, insurance, and referral information, get reminders, and store special instructions that accompany certain medications.