THE PROBLEM

The problem with the current standard of consumer medication information .
0
Percent of Adults

Lack the required health literacy
to read or act on prescription labels.

0
Million Americans

Use 3 or more medications each day, and more than half are not taken as prescribed.

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Billion Dollars Spent Annually

On health care costs stemming from low health literacy.

In the United States, 36% of adults (approximately 115 million) lack the required health literacy to read or act on prescription labels, patient handouts, understand pharmacist counseling, or to convey their needs to the pharmacist. Low health literacy is associated with poorer health outcomes and higher hospitalization and mortality rates, as well as an increased risk of adverse medication events. Whether at the hospital bedside or pharmacy counter, patients are regularly counseled about multiple prescriptions in less than two minutes. The patient is then sent home with stacks of medication leaflets that may be difficult to read.

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OUR SOLUTION

Accessible and Useful Consumer Medication Information
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What is the Financial Cost of Low Health Literacy?
What is the Financial Cost of Low Health Literacy?

We all know that lack of literacy skills can pose a challenge for anyone navigating their way through every day obstacles. Place this person in a health care environment, and the problem increases significantly...

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How Does Consumer Medication Information Become Useful?
How Does Consumer Medication Information Become Useful?

The FDA has a well-founded belief that states: “People are able to make better decisions about their health care and better use of the prescription medications available to them when they are well informed about the...

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