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The Prescription Lottery Controversially Keeps Patients on Their Meds

By: Michael Hines - Published: Jun 24, 2010 • References: nytimes and neatorama
Although the idea of a prescription lottery may sound silly, it is gaining some steam in the United States. Hospitals have countered patients' forgetfulness with a prescription lottery in order to keep patients safe while saving costs if anything were to happen due to the lack of meds.

Patients are prescribed a computerized pill box and are entered into daily draws if they take their medication. For Chiquita Parker, pictured here, the program worked; she won $300 cash for taking her meds. Read more below to find out more information on this controversial yet helpful prescription lottery.