Friday September 11, 2015

Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Federal regulators have finally watched The Matrix one too many times. Seriously though, this new digital pill could help keep up with how patients are actually taking their dosages. Of course this will take all the fun out of holding mental patients down in movies and forcing them to take their meds pushed by Big Pharma.

The hope is that the pill, produced by Proteus Digital Health, will help ensure patients stick to their prescriptions and so reduce wasteful spending on drugs that are not taken properly. It could be especially useful in mental illnesses and memory disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s where compliance is particularly poor.

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