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Entrepreneur markets pager that alerts patients to medicine times and provides personalized instructions
It can be hard to remember to take a medication anyway, let alone when there's a medicine cabinet full of prescriptions.
To combat the problem of prescription non-compliance and carve its way into a potentially lucrative niche market, MedPrompt, a Houston-based company with a new Pittsburgh franchise, is marketing specially modified pagers that remind patients to take those pills.
Peter McQuillen bought the local MedPrompt master franchise in December for $100,000.
Now, he's working to get pharmacies, hospitals and other medical facilities to stock information about the service.
"The pager says at certain times that the patient should take medication. It also gives specific instructions, such as …