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Posted on: Jun 23, 2007 02:41PM

saluki wrote:

My cognitive functioning is so far from what it was pre BC.

Add to that a few additional medical problems and I can be sitting for hours with the same pill bottle in my hand and
five hours latter not know if I've taken it---yet I'm still holding the bottle ---now multiply that with many schedualed

This to me would appear Heaven sent if it was affordable.
FDA OKs Computerized Pillbox
Box, Called EMMA, Dispenses Patients' Drugs at Home to Cut Medication Errors
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

June 22, 2007 -- The FDA has approved a new computerized pillbox called EMMA that dispenses patients' prescription drugs at home to help prevent medication errors.

EMMA (Electronic Medication Management Assistant) is roughly the size of a bread box. It may be particularly helpful for older patients or people with complex dosing schedules, notes the FDA.

EMMA stores prescription drugs, sounds an alert when patients are supposed to take their medications, and releases the drugs into a delivery tray when activated by the patient at the appropriate time.

The device, which plugs into a standard power outlet, is to be used under the supervision of a licensed health care provider.

Doctors, pharmacists, or other health care professionals can access EMMA online to tweak patients' dosing schedule or prescriptions, or to monitor patients' access to their medications.

EMMA is made by INRange Systems of Altoona, Pa.

SOURCE: News release, FDA.
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Susie, member since Jan. 2003 Dx 12/12/2002, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 25, 2007 07:27PM badboob67 wrote:

I could certainly use one of those...only problem I see with it is what would happen if the power went out? It happens here all too often and it can last for days.

When you're down to nothing, GOD is up to something! Dx 2/15/2006, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 24/27 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-

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