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Traditional pill containers have met their replacement

ALPENA, Mich. — Traditional pill containers may be a bottle of the past. New technology has brought its replacement.

LeFave has unveiled its latest medical technology. It’s the only pharmacy in Alpena County offering a free program to replace traditional orange pill containers.

Pharmacist and chief operating officer Kristine Spicer said, “the disadvantage of having multiple prescription bottles is the confusion between opening each one and making sure you’re getting them all.”

She said the new medical packs take away the hard work. “It’s basically medication stripped packaging where we package all of the patients medication into one little pouch.”

There’s no need to keep track. The medical packs are labeled by date and time based on a patient’s prescription. The pharmacist said, “We line up or synchronize all their medications first so they’re all due at the same time.”

Seniors could benefit from the new packaging. The amount of prescriptions we take may increase as we age, making it easier to skip a dose without knowing.

The program started about a month ago at LeFave Pharmacy on Chisholm Street.  Delivery is free for patients enrolled in the medical package program in Alpena and the surrounding area.