PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 6, 2013 - GREENVILLE, N.C. -- With the development in full-swing, Greenville based company, Apothesource, is currently seeking out prospective testers, smartphone users who are currently taking multiple medications and mobile health (mHealth) press to provide review and feedback for upcoming new mobile application called ‘Pill-Fill’.
Pill-Fill™ takes an entirely new approach to managing medications, doctors and pharmacies. The app manages and consolidates all of this information for its users automatically. In as little as 30 seconds, Pill-Fill builds an always up-to-date list of the most important and personalized healthcare information. It builds upon new patent-pending technology to seamlessly integrate data from all of its users existing healthcare accounts with dozens of trusted health care sources to provide users a simple, highly secure health profile that is accessible across Android and iOS devices - all with zero data entry.
Founder Michael Ramirez speaks exclusively as to what sparked the idea for this ingenious app, "I began building Pill-Fill after my doctor prescribed me several long-term medications- I wasted countless hours chasing my tail because no one told me that there was a shortage of one medication and another interacted with my OTC headache medicine. All of the information I needed was out there, but in dozens of different locations. Pill-Fill finally changes that."
The app will provide beta-testers will unique features including:
•Regularly updated prescriptions, doctors and pharmacy profiles with zero data entry
•Works offline and syncs to an client-encrypted cloud health profile, only accessible to users and providing secure access on any mobile device, anytime
•Automatic notifications about potential drug interactions, ingredients duplication, recalls, shortages, and lower-cost options whenever users are given a new prescription
•Over the counter bar code scan functions to easily add new non-prescription drugs to personal profile or even checking for potential interactions/issues when combined with other medications
•Automatic warnings if a drug contains an ingredient that should not be taken with a patient’s known conditions or allergies
•Provides one touch access to FDA-approved manufacturer information for each medications
Nearly 100,000 emergency room visits are made from prescription users each year in the United States, with as many as 33,000 resulting in deaths as stated in the recent ‘MinnPost’article (http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/09/accidental...). Pill-Fill hopes to warn users of potential overdose risks like the ones caused by Tylenol and Lortab (Vicodin) by continuously checking users’ OTC and prescription drug ingredients against FDA recommendations.
The company also will help provide awareness of drug recalls and shortages. Recently reported on CNN online (http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/16/news/companies/drug_recal...), an estimated 2,000 drug recalls happened in just 2009 alone. ‘Pill-Fill’ knows the exact drugs and manufacturers and is able to provide warnings to users automatically. The company would like for anyone who wishes to become a part of the beta-testing pool to contact them immediately as space is extremely limited.
- ^PRLog (Press Release) (www.prlog.org)
- ^http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/09/accidental... (www.minnpost.com)
- ^http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/16/news/companies/drug_recal... (money.cnn.com)