PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide, poor medication management is estimated to cause 300,000 deaths each year and cost the U.S. economy 300 billion dollars annually.
That's why Rexam, the world's leading manufacturer of prescription vials, and Med Time Technology, Inc., a leader in medication management solutions, teamed up to introduce a breakthrough pharmaceutical closure known as "The Pill Timer," which has been designed for compatibility with Rexam's prescription vial.
The Pill Timer software can be programmed with most prescribed drug regimens. The Pill Timer enables pharmacists, patients and healthcare providers to program audio and visual alerts to help people properly take their prescription medication "As Prescribed". Helping people take prescription medication correctly will dramatically improve patient treatment outcomes and significantly reduce preventable ER visits and costly hospitalizations.
According to Steve Duda, Director of Pharmacy at Henry Ford Health System, one of the first healthcare organizations to adopt the new package, "The use of the Pill Timer will enable Henry Ford to help chronically ill patients manage their medication more effectively. It's an important breakthrough for our patients. We're proud to be early adopters of this medication management system."
The Pill Timer represents the commitment from Rexam and Med Time to provide reliable, cost effective medication management tools for today's pharmacies and patients.
"Our partnership with Med Time Technology illustrates our ongoing efforts to respond to consumer needs with products that create value," said Pat O'Connell, Rexam's VP of Sales and Marketing. "The Pill Timer adherence closure is a major step forward in medication compliance for pharmaceutical packaging."
About Rexam Rexam's vision is to be the best global consumer packaging company. We are one of the largest beverage can makers in the world, and a major global player in rigid plastic packaging. We are business partners to some of the worlds most famous and successful consumer brands as well as young, entrepreneurial start-ups. We offer a broad range of packaging services and solutions for different industries, using different materials and technologies. Three things characterize us – leadership in our industry, our commitment to innovation and our passion to deliver exceptional value. Rexam's sales from ongoing operations are approximately 4.6 billion pounds. We employ some 22,000 people in more than 20 countries and are a member of the FTSE 100. Rexam's ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol REX. For further information, visit Rexam's website at www.rexam.com.
About Med Time TechnologyMed Time Technology, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives and pharmaceutical treatment outcomes for patients by designing, developing and distributing medication compliance, adherence and persistence closures for pharmaceuticals products, drug stores and health insurance organizations. For further information, visit Med Time's website at www.pill-timer.com.Rexam direct contact: Jamie McDanielDirect phone line: 567-336-7320Email: email@example.comMed Time direct contact: Craig SchreiberDirect Phone Line: 561-988-1888Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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