SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forgetting to take a pill can lead to not only short term, but also long-term health problems. Daily Pill Calls ensures that people avoid both. According to one study, about one third to one half of Americans do not take their medications as prescribed. This can be detrimental to people’s health and their pocketbooks. is a service that sends its clients daily reminder messages directly to their home phone, cell phone or via text message. Each calling schedule is designed to meet the specific needs of its clients, from one to five times per day.

Aneel Robinson, owner of Daily Pill Calls, founded the company out of a personal need. He had high blood pressure and was supposed to be taking three pills a day. Like many, he would continually miss taking his medication at the directed times – sometimes, for two or three days in a row. This led to a mini-stroke.

As a result of using his own service, Robinson’s blood pressure is back to normal and now he only takes one pill per day.

“This much-needed service is primarily designed to benefit three different groups: patients, doctors and insurance companies,” explains Robinson. “Patients will ensure that they take their pills at designated times; doctors will know that their patients are complying; and insurance companies will realize a reduction in claims from non-complying patients.”

Additionally, Aneel explains that women who take birth control pills can also benefit from this service.

“It’s important for women to take their birth control pill at the same time each day,” says Robinson. “This service can help to prevent unwanted pregnancies.”

Calls are not limited to medication reminders, they may also include: prescription refill and doctor appointment reminders. provides this service to people in the U.S. and Canada. Packages start as low as $3.50 per month.

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