FDA Approves Pills That Provide Alerts If Medication Isn't Taken

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The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to pills from Proteus Digital Health that can alert a patient to when they’ve forgotten to take their medication.  The pills contain a microchip the size of a grain of sand that can relay whether a pill has been ingested to a sensor placed on a person’s body.  An alert can then be dispersed to a smartphone should the pill not be taken.  Studies have shown success when taken with a placebo, and further studies with actual medication are likely upcoming.

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