Difficulty swallowing pills

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Think Outside the (Pill) Box: 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

Think Outside the (Pill) Box: 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals Meeting the Unmet Need of People with Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Introduction “He is non-compliant with his medications.” “She is really bad at taking her pills.”   Have you heard a doctor or healthcare provider say that before? Have they considered how difficult it is to swallow pills? (Not to mention the costs and the extreme complexity of taking many […]

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Hard Pill to Swallow?

Blog by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Hard Pill to Swallow is a reference to a Bill Lupkin. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPSylawZnfk Let’s imaging a patient with dysphagia compensating well with a soft, moist, easy-to-chew diet and thin liquids, following strategies including upright positioning and small sips. We think all is well in the patient’s world of eating and swallowing. Then, along comes medication time! Examples: Patient A knows she has to take her 30ml of […]