High-tech bottles help patients with prescriptions

February 18, 2010 10:17:11 AM PST
Remembering when to take prescription drugs is about to get easier.

Patients have a new way to make sure they take their pills on time.

Some pharmacies are now using prescription caps which have digital timers. It automatically resets itself when the prescription bottle is opened so you know how long it's been since you last popped a pill.

Doctors estimate that as many as 50 percent of people on prescription drugs do not take them as prescribed.