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FDA accepts application for micro-chipped pill that tells doc if you took meds

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 14, 2015.

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    Some people with schizophrenia might be inclined to believe “they” are watching them, that “they” are tracking them, and ironically now “they” really might be via a “digital” pill that contains an ingestible sensor which gives doctors and caregivers the ability to track if and when a patient takes his medicine.

    According to an announcement by Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Proteus Digital Health:

    This is the first time an FDA-approved medication (ABILIFY) has been combined and submitted for approval with a sensor within the medication tablet (the Proteus ingestible sensor) to measure actual medication-taking patterns and physiologic response. This objective information is communicated to the patient – and with the consent of the patient – to the patient’s physician and/or caregiver.

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