Regulators in the U.S. have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The pill, about the size of a grain of sand, takes 30 minutes to two hours to detect (the sensor activates when it comes into contact with stomach fluid) and is to be used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes.
The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets record that the medication has been taken and the patient wears a patch which transmits that info to their smartphone- and whoever is keeping tabs on them- like the prescribing doctor (although patients have to consent to that). 1
At this time, the pills aren’t licensed for elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis. 2
“Experts hope it could improve medication compliance, although the company that makes the tablets says this has not been proved for their product.” 3
How do you feel about this? The idea that this tech could allow doctors to better understand medication compliance is a good thing, to be sure. It could also be beneficial to loved ones who need their family members to stay on their meds. However, this could potentially be a slippery slope- allowing your doctor to essentially “spy” on you opens up a huge can of worms. If the FDA is willing to allow this, what won’t they allow?
Our privacy continues to slip away.
Erin Elizabeth is a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working in that arena for a quarter century. Her site HealthNutNews.com is less than 2 years old but has already cracked the top 20 Natural Health sites worldwide. She is an author, public speaker, and has recently done some TV and film programs for some of her original work which have attracted international media coverage. You can get Erin’s free e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame vaccine injuries, Lyme disease, significant weight gain, and more. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
P.S. You can subscribe to her Youtube Channel for breaking news, free blenders, giveaways and more
Latest posts by Erin Elizabeth (see all)
- ABC: Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Wakes in Psych Ward after Failed Suicide. Now Has New Leash on Life - November 17, 2017
- New guidelines redefine high blood pressure, adding another 14 percent of Americans to unhealthy level - November 17, 2017
- Florida threatens holistic health coach with fines, jail for giving diet tips - November 17, 2017
Sources and References
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.