Commentary: The FDA Just Approved the First Digital Pill. Here's How It Could Backfire
3 days ago - By Fortune
Three years ago, I became involved in the care of a forgetful elderly relative who lived hours away and required twice-daily treatment with medications for chronic ailments. How useful it would have been for us if he had been able to use digital pills of the sort that the FDA has just approved -so far for a single drug, a treatment for psychosis called Abilify.
Here's how the technology works: When you swallow the tablet, your stomach acid activates a sensor that signals a patch taped to the skin above your ribs. The patch relays the news to your mobile phone, which forwards it to anyone...
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