BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tops Friendly Markets, based here, is giving away a free Rx Timer Cap with any prescription purchase to promote its Shop for Better Health program. The offer runs through February.
The Rx Timer Cap is an easy-to-use device for medication adherence that fits on the original prescription bottle, replacing the standard cap with one incorporating a digital LCD readout. The display works like a stopwatch counting up the hours and minutes since the container was last opened to tell patients exactly how long it has been since they took their last drug dose. Activation is automatic. Opening and closing the container resets the timer.
Additional Rx Timer Caps may be purchased at any Tops Pharmacy. They are sold in a small size for $2.99 and a large size for $3.59.
Non-compliance with medication dosage instructions is the most common factor in diminishing the effectiveness of medications.
"Introducing this new product in our pharmacies will undoubtedly help reduce medication errors and provide peace of mind for caregivers and patients," said Heidi Polek, Tops’ Manager of pharmacy operations, in a press statement.