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Simple Meds

August 16, 2016 16:07 ET

Simple Meds(SM) Launches Solution to Eliminate Confusion With Medication Management

Full-Service Pharmacy Sorts and Organizes Monthly Prescriptions, Vitamins Into Pre-Packaged Doses

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - Aug 16, 2016) - The latest innovation in medication management, Simple Meds(SM), today launches nationally to provide a full-service, customer-focused pharmacy, which sorts and organizes monthly prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins into convenient multidose packets. Available to anyone with a valid prescription in all 50 states, Simple Meds' easy-to-open packets with labels according to the date and time they should be taken are delivered to customers' homes or offices each month. These pre-sorted and pre-packaged dosages help save time -- and eliminate confusion -- from the process of managing many different medications.

As founders of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network, one of the world's leading providers of in-home care services for seniors, Paul and Lori Hogan witnessed many families struggle with this process, spending countless hours filling pillboxes and renewing or picking up prescriptions with various doctors and pharmacies for senior loved ones. To remedy this, the Hogans collaborated with top pharmacists to create Simple Meds and provide a new and simplified system for people of all ages to better organize and take medications.

"On average, our customers are taking ten prescription medications and, before using Simple Meds, they were spending a significant amount of time sorting and coordinating," said Simple Meds Vice President and Pharmacist Kyle Decker. "After calling Simple Meds, they were able to pass the sorting and coordination duties to us. Now, a 30-day, pre-sorted supply of their medications is delivered to their door at no extra fee."

The cost of filling prescriptions through Simple Meds is comparable to most pharmacies. Simple Meds works with most insurance plans, including Medicare Part D, and monthly copays typically remain the same with no extra fees or costs.

In addition to convenience, pre-dosed medication management solutions are proven to enhance individuals' health and wellness by improving medication adherence. In 2006, researchers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., found that when medications were sorted into pre-packaged doses, the percentage of people who took their medication correctly rose from 61 to 97 percent. This is critical, as taking medication incorrectly presents serious risks, including adverse drug interactions or hospitalizations.

"While often unintentional, under or overdosing can be extremely dangerous," said Simple Meds Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer John Hogan. "We're proud to introduce Simple Meds as a solution for anyone taking several prescriptions -- from those who are looking for timesaving practices in their busy lives, to those with a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease or Alzheimer's disease, this is for you."

To help customers remain adherent, the Simple Meds team conducts monthly check-in calls, building a personal relationship with each customer. These monthly calls from the pharmacy team better engage with new physicians, monitor medications, and educate our customers on their disease states and prescriptions. Further, this service enhances individuals' health and wellness by coordinating care with other healthcare professionals to create a team-based approach to primary care, which was proven in a 2014 study by Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative to help decrease health care costs by 60 percent.

Additionally, through regular communication with customers, as well as their caregivers and prescribing physicians, Simple Meds is able to relay important information about an individual's health and medication regimen, playing a critical role in the individual's overall health and wellness.

To get started or to learn more about Simple Meds' personalized pharmacy service, call 844-275-MEDS (844-275-6337) or visit www.simplemeds.com.

ABOUT SIMPLE MEDS
Simple Meds is an easy-to-use full-service pharmacy that sorts and organizes monthly prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins into convenient multidose packets. Simple Meds' personal services are available to customers in all 50 states.

Contact Information

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    Jennifer Elston
    Telephone: 314-982-6210