App launched to remind people to take medicine

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 7:33AM
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App launched to remind people to take medicine

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 7:33AM

A new app's been launched to remind people to take their medicine.

New research suggests about a third of Kiwis with a prescription have not had them filled and more than half are forgetting to take their medication.

Zoom Health managing director David Taylor told Kate Hawkesby he's launched a new service to try to get people to take their meds.

He says GPs fax prescriptions to Zoom, the medicine is dispensed, and a courier is used to deliver it directly.

"We have an app that sits alongside of that service that gives you reminders every day to take your medicine - gives you medicine information as well so you can check why you're taking it

Taylor says the app also coordinates repeats and has a video showing people how to use an inhaler.

LISTEN ABOVE AS DAVID TAYLOR SPEAKS TO KATE HAWKESBY