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Text reminders to take tablets

Text reminders to take tablets

Text messaging services could be used to help patients remember to take their medications says researchers.

A test scheme involving heart patients cut the number of patients who stopped or forgot to take their pills.

One in six was helped to continue their treatment, reducing their risk of heart attack and stroke.

It has been estimated that the NHS spends more than £500m on wasted medicines and avoidable illness.

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