Medication compliance and adherence
is a constant and growing concern.
Over seven years ago, a group of professionals comprised of a compound pharmacist, an engineer, and a nurse practitioner recognized a compliance need in topical dosing and developed Topi-CLICK. "With the growing popularity of topical medications, we began to realize the increased potential for dosing errors."
During that time MIT published an analysis that states: "In the United States alone, half of the 3.5 billion prescriptions dispensed are not taken as prescribed,... [In addition] Data collected indicates that a 25% increase in medication compliance would increase a community drugstore's annual revenues by $1.7 M and annual gross profits by over $400,000. These findings indicate that an untapped opportunity exists for drugstore pharmacies to boost revenue by investing in technologies and services to increase medication adherence." 1
Topi-CLICK, the original Topical Dosing Applicator (TDA), combines an easy metering system for topical creams and gels with an integrated applicator pad to help apply 100% of the treatment onto the prescribed treatment area. Topi-CLICK's integrated applicator pad helps to overcome the non-compliance procedure of rubbing topical meds onto treatment areas with hands which may waste some of the topical medication when washed off or allow the medication to be transferred via hand contact with others. In 2010 a male topical testosterone drug was delayed approval by the FDA due to the concern of transference. The Topi-CLICK addresses this concern.
Why have pharmacists, physicians, and patients voluntarily demonstrated Topi-CLICKs on national talk shows like The Doctors, Oprah, Dr. Phil and The Suzanne Show? You'll have to ask them, but maybe it relates to the same data collected from a focus group study presented by Dr. Sharrel Pinto, BSPharm, DMM, MS, PhD, at the American Pharmacists Association earlier this year. Pinto found "individuals and their families are anxious for a solution that will help them take medications on time, as directed, and track their adherence after the fact." 2
Topi-CLICK provides the solutions patients are seeking to help them take topical treatments. As noted in patient testimonial videos, the audible clicker, visual indicators, and tactile dosing feedback features of the Topi-CLICK allow patients to easily dispense a metered dose in a matter of seconds...even in complete darkness. In addition, Dr. Phil's wife, Robin McGraw, explained how different color choices help differentiate her treatments. All of these features show how Topi-CLICK can help improve compliance and adherence of your pharmacy's topical dosage medications.
For a complimentary Topi-CLICK starter/filling kit and more information call: 877-870-8448; email: info@Topi-CLICK.com or visit: www.Topi-CLICK.com .
Archived from IACP Partners In Compounding Newsletter, Oct. 14, 2014, https://iacp.site-ym.com/?pic_101414 .
- Kalayoglu, Murat Veysel (2006). Pharmacies and Medication Adherence: A Customer-oriented Opportunity Analysis (Master's thesis). Citable URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37119 Other Contributors: Sloan School of Management. Advisor: Barbara Bund.
- Pinto, Dr. Sharrel (2014). PMPNews.com. First Patients Enrolled in Landmark Clinical Study to Evaluate the Role of Packaging in Improving Medication Adherence. Retrieved from http://www.pmpnews.com/news/first-patients-enrolled-landmark-clinical-study-evaluate-role-packaging-improving-medication-ad?cid=nl.pmp03.20140929