Mon January 9, 2012
New prescription drugs caps provide reminder to take medication
For anyone who takes prescription drugs at a certain time of the day, there is a new way of remembering. All Tops Pharmacies have introduced the Rx Timer Cap.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley traveled to a Tops store to learn more about the new prescription bottles for consumers.
The new prescription bottles contain a built-in-LCD timer.
It fits a patients standard vial of medication...
Heidi Polek is manager of pharmacy operations at Tops. For some patients its very risky if they fail to take a drug on-time.
Initially a customer will receive the cap for free, but would need to buy additional timer caps.
Polek said she tested the vials and found them very reliable, but if a customer experiences trouble with the timer, the store will replace them.
Tops says it is the only pharmacy in the state to offer the new timer caps.