Verizon Wireless has announced the availability of The Pill Phone, offering users detailed drug information and automatic dosing reminders on their mobile phones. The Pill Phone is nothing but the mobile version of the best-selling medication reference guide, The Pill Book.
Through The Pill Phone application, Verizon users will have access to critical information on over 1,800 medications. Also it will contain information regarding drugs that are commonly prescribed by physicians, including indications, dosing, side effects, drug interactions, photos of medications, etc.
The Medication Reminder feature ensures that users do not miss their medication dose.
The Pill Phone has received FDA 510 (k) clearance and is protected under U.S. Patent No. 7,340,503.
“The Pill Phone helps our customers leverage technology to manage their health by providing educational information and dosage reminders,” said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president of enterprise data sales for Verizon Wireless. “Our health and wellness conscious customers want to be able to access important health information and The Pill Phone can serve as a valuable resource to help them access this information while on-the-go.”
The Pill Phone is available exclusively for Verizon Wireless subscribers at a $3.99 monthly subscription. The new service is available on limited mobile phones including Chocolate, enV and VX9400 by LG, Motorola MOTORAZR, and maxx Ve, and Alias by Samsung.