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Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup Wins Medical Design Excellence Award, Helps Autism Spectrum Kids and Dysphagia Sufferers Take Medications With No Problem
Date:5/4/2010

The Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup was recently recognized among winners of the 13th annual Medical Design Excellence Award given by Canon Communications. The Oralflo cup is a patented medical device which alleviates pill swallowing difficulties thanks to a specially designed spout. The product has already helped thousands, young and old, in overcoming their pill-taking challenges so that they are able to ingest prescribed medications without stress or discomfort.

(PRWEB) May 4, 2010 -- Canon Communications recently announced the winners of their 13th annual Medical Design Excellence Award, recognizing companies and individuals around the world who have helped design, engineer, manufacture, and distribute groundbreaking medical devices and products. Among those honored was the Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup. The Oralflo cup has already helped thousands of people, particularly children and the elderly, ingest medicine in pill form without having to cut or crush their pills. It is currently in use by hospitals such as St. Jude Children's Hospital, UMass Memorial, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Vanderbilt University Hospital, to name a few. It is distributed by a number of pharmaceutical companies including but not limited to Johnson & Johnson.

Designed by medical products engineer Roger Heilos Sr., the Oralflo cup was originally created as a pill swallowing solution for Heilos' family members. The cup's design is simple but effective: a plastic cup with a snap-on lid that features a special, ribbed spout where the pill is placed. The unique angle of the cup's spout enables the pill to flow easily down the throat along with the liquid as the patient drinks from the cup. People who have used the Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup remark that they are virtually unable to detect the feeling of the pill at the back of the throat, which in fact is what caused the gag reflex that made it difficu
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