Smartphones can prevent patients from going off their prescribed drugs: researchers say

December 7, 2014 12:19 PM

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Smartphones can prevent patients from going off their prescribed drugs: researchers say

Smartphones can play a vital role in reminding patients to take prescribed medication and allow them to finish their required doses in time, a group of researchers at Queen Mary University of London said.

The researchers found in a trial that text message sent to patients' smartphones helped them prevent forgetting or going off their prescribed drugs in a very simple and effective way. More than just a reminder, text messages provided the patients with a special link to help get required help.

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