Sensor-equipped pill raises technological, ethical questions

The FDA has approved the first smart pill for use in the United States. Called Abilify MyCite, the pill contains a drug and an ingestible sensor that is activated when it comes into contact with stomach fluid to detect when the pill has been taken. The pill then transmits this data to a wearable patch that subsequently transfers the information to an app on a paired smartphone. From that point, with a patient's consent, the data can be accessed by the patient's doctors or caregivers via a web portal... Continue Reading FDA approves first smart pill that tracks drug regimen compliance from the inside Category: Medical Tags: Apps Drug delivery Drugs Psychology Sensors Smartphones Related Articles: Nicotine shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia The key to OCD treatment may be a single protein Inside the brains of psyc

Sensor-equipped pill raises technological, ethical questions

The first drug with a sensor embedded in a pill that alerts doctors when patients have taken their medications was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, raiding issues involving privacy, ...

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Even Pills Are Going Digital

Not following medicine as prescribed can be costly — like $100 billion to $289 billion, as reported by The Atlantic in 2012. Not only that, but it can also harm patients and set back their treatment. But ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Discover Magazine

FDA approves first smart pill that tracks drug regimen compliance from the inside

The FDA has approved the first smart pill for use in the United States. Called Abilify MyCite, the pill contains a drug and an ingestible sensor that is activated when it comes into ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Gizmag

New 'trackable' pill knows when it's being taken and can talk to doctors

The drug talks to a patch put on the patients' skin

Tue 14 Nov 17 from The Independent

Gov't approves first-ever med with digital tracking system

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure that patients with mental disorders ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

FDA Approves First 'Digital' Pill: How Does It Work?

A new "digital pill" can tell doctors whether a patient has taken his or her medicine.

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Livescience

FDA Approves Digital Pill That Lets Doctors Track You

In an ideal world, people who are sick would take their medicine in a timely and consistent manner, but unfortunately in the real world, sometimes people forget to take their medication, might ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Ubergizmo

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from AP

FDA approves first drug that doctors can track remotely

Doctors in the US might soon start prescribing a pill that can tell them whether you've truly taken your medication. The Food and Drug administration has approved the country's ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Engadget

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