The new Accutab Personal Pillbox turns a smart watch into a medication adherence tool
BOSTON — Boston-based e-pill Medication Reminders is releasing a pill box for smart watches.
The Accutab Personal Pillbox turns a smart watch into a practical medication adherence tool. Organize all medications weekly, store them in your Accutab and use a smart watch to remind you to take your medications.
This pill box was designed by an arthritis patient, and its simple operation makes it a practical tool for persons of all ages taking multiple medications and/or taking lots of medicines or supplements.
The Accutab Personal Pillbox is a semi-automatic pill dispenser for one person and can be mounted under or inside a kitchen cabinet. Accutab can dispense all your meds up to three per day. It is easy to dispense medications even for patients with arthritis, simply move the red lever from left to right to dispense all your pills in a medicine cup or into your hand.
Accutab works with all smart watches. You may use the Apple Watch's daily alarm function or use the Web MD medication reminder function (included with the Apple Watch) to schedule daily pill reminders. Notifications will include images of the medication, the amount to take, and when to take it. Users will be prompted to log whether they've taken or skipped a dose; alternately, they can hit a 15-minute snooze button or dismiss a notification entirely.
Sandoz launches generic Fusilev
PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz on Friday announced the launch of levoleucovorin injection ready-to-use single use vial, a generic version of Fusilev, which is marketed by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.
According to Sandoz, the drug is indicated for “rescue use after high-dose methotrexate therapy in bone cancer; diminishing the toxicity and counteracting the effects of impaired methotrexate elimination and of inadvertent over dosage of folic acid antagonists.”
"Sandoz is pleased to expand our high-quality portfolio of oncology injectables with this product launch,” said Peter Goldschmidt, president of Sandoz. “Generics, which offer the same quality and efficacy as branded pharmaceuticals, play an important role in increasing access while providing significant cost savings to payers, patients and healthcare systems.”
U.S. sales for levoleucovorin totaled $185 million for the 12 months ending February 2015, according to IMS Health data.
Publix Pharmacy celebrates major milestone
- Amlodipine, used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina);
- Metformin, used to treat diabetes; and
- Lisinopril, used to prevent, treat, or improve symptoms of high blood pressure, certain heart conditions, diabetes, and certain chronic kidney conditions.