Pill Bug

“Many of those patients don’t take meds because they don’t like side effects, or don’t think they have an illness, or because they become paranoid about the doctor or the doctor’s intentions. A system that will monitor their behavior and send signals out of their body and notify their doctor? You would think that, whether in psychiatry or general medicine, drugs for almost any other condition would be a better place to start than a drug for schizophrenia.” The age of digital pills is upon us. And its wasting no time thrusting the privacy issue to the center of the discussion. The first use-case approved by the FDA is a sensor that tells doctors if and when a patient has taken their medicine. First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother.

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