Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free Online Reminder for All Prescription Medication Users, New

Designed to provide prescription medication users with daily pill schedule reminders, new also increases patient understanding and reduces medication mix-ups.

Prescription medication users across the country have become increasingly more dependent upon new® ( for daily pill reminders. More than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medications regularly, according to a study recently released by Medco Health Solutions Inc. and thanks to this free website, patients like Donna Hargett of Greencastle can manage their medications more easily while preventing prescription mix-ups.

Offered by, a healthcare education company in Peapack, N.J., is a free web-based program for managing prescriptions online. The program allows consumers to create medication schedules, including images of their pills, save and print schedules for themselves, and/or family members. They can even set up reminders to "take your pills", remember a follow up appointment, and get a med refill. All for free.

The program enables patients, doctors, nursing and pharmacy staff, as well as adult children, to access, store, update, manage and track all of a patient's medications. Redundant or outdated prescriptions are easily identified and can be immediately omitted from the list, and the schedule can be printed in Spanish or English. All personal health information captured on the site is private and is protected by SSL encryption.