Walgreens rolls out talking pill bottle caps

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Is it time to take your medicine? A new device from Walgreens can be attached to prescription bottles and will play a recorded message telling you it’s time to take your medicine and how much to take.

The Deerfield-based drugstore chain is making the Talking Pill Reminders available for free to pharmacy customers who are blind or visually impaired. The device can be recorded to speak the information on the prescription medication label and has an audible alarm to remind patients when to take a medication. Any customer can buy the Talking Pill Reminders for $9.99.

Walgreen Co. teamed up with the American Council of the Blind and its California and Illinois affiliates on the program.

“Adherence to medication can be critical in treating illness today, and this is an innovation that will help our visually impaired customers correctly identify and take medications as prescribed,” said Jeff Koziel, Walgreens group vice president of pharmacy operations.

“We’re proud to have worked closely with other leading organizations to make the Talking Pill Reminder available across all of our more than 8,100 stores nationwide.”

Walgreens also offers large print patient information sheets to customers who have visual impairments.

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