MEDICATION ERRORS KILL THOUSANDS EACH YEAR
The need for MEDI-RING® increases in proportion to the number of prescribed medications a patient takes. Multiple pill bottles for multiple ailments can be confusing to the elderly, or to anyone with poor eyesight, or compromised mental faculties. Pain also increases confusion, and there are many differing medications for pain.
Medication errors are estimated to account for 140,000 deaths annually, and those who suffered unintended drug events were hospitalized eight to twelve days longer. Preventable adverse drug effects cost the healthcare system $2 billion a year, driving up the cost of health insurance.
People who rely on family, or multiple caregivers to administer their medication will have added peace of mind that potential errors are minimized by the use of MEDI-RING®.
At least 1.5 million Americans are sickened, injured, or die each year from medication errors. Unfamiliarity with drug names, newly available pharmaceuticals, and similar packaging or labeling all compound the problem. MEDI-RING® has proven instrumental in reducing such errors at home.
MEDI-RING® CLEARS UP PATIENT CONFUSION
MEDI-RING® is a customizable ring that snaps onto prescription medication bottles enabling a patient to write pertinent information on it in language the user understands, such as the condition for which it is intended, and any other helpful hints to ensure that the medicine is taken correctly. MEDI-RING® is available in two sizes to fit more than 95% of the prescription bottles used in retail pharmacies.
Patients taking multiple medications find this extremely beneficial because the majority of prescription labels affixed by the pharmacy do not indicate their purpose—only the name of the patient, medication name, strength, amount and dosage instructions.
Refills are a ‘snap’ because the user simply snaps the MEDI-RING® in place, thereby eliminating any need to re-write this information each time they receive a new bottle.
MEDICATION ERRORS RISE SHARPLY
MEDI-RING® was developed by a pharmacist to help eliminate errors when taking prescription medications. In 2008, nearly 1.9 million people were treated or hospitalized in the U.S. for illness and injuries related to taking medicines, a 54% increase in incidents over previous years. The growing number of such errors can be attributed to an increase in the number of medications being prescribed, and the fact that many pharmacy labels indicate dosages, but fail to identify specifically what the medication treats. Also, according to the National Community of Pharmacists Association, “as many as 75% of Americans admit they don’t take medications as directed.” MEDI-RING® is a user-friendly device that snaps onto prescription bottles presenting a space on which the patient may write what the medication controls, and any other information they feel is necessary to take the drug correctly.