Protect loved ones from medication errors with this device
Richard Anthony Lee, an 84-year-old Englishman, died after mistakenly taking two doses of his medication in 2016. His prescriptions bounced between several pharmacies, until he inadvertently received identical prescriptions. Not wanting to cause a fuss, Lee assumed he was meant to take them, according to his daughter. He died just hours later.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration estimates that 1.3 million people annually are injured by medication errors. A study by the journal Clinical Toxicology found more than 400 deaths from medication errors were reported between 2000 and 2012, but the actual number is believed to be much higher.
Could those tragedies have been averted?
The Pill Suite personal pill pack system may have helped. The Pill Suite replaces clunky pill cases or boxes with easy-to-use packets.
The Clinical Toxicology study said the most common errors were dosing errors, taking the wrong medication or taking a medication twice by accident.
Those possibilities can be reduced with the Pill Suite’s easy, three-step process.
First you sort your pills into the container’s seven sections (one for each day of the week. Then the lid to the sorter acts like a spinning funnel to fill your individual bags of pills. Finally, after the packets are filled, the battery-powered sealer ensures a spill-proof pouch.
Individual packets have a space for dosage instructions to be written, like the time and day you’re supposed to take them. (It’s recommended to label the pouches before filling them.)
When it’s time to take your pills, a perforated edge on each pouch makes it easy.
And for those who might be concerned about the impact on the environment, the packets are biodegradable and the system features certified food grade materials.
Each box comes with 400 easy-to-tear pill packets as well as four AA batteries so you’ll be up and running in no time.
Help keep your loved ones safe with the Pill Suite. Get one here.
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