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

Posted on August 2, 2012

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.

Follow this link to learn more about this new technology.

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