Digital pill that 'talks' to your phone approved

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The FDA has approved a digital pill for med trackin

- fastcompany.com
15 Nov 2017
Abilify MyCite was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical and is an updated version of the drug Abilify, which is used to treat schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar 1 disorder. The new pill comes with an ingestible sensor, made by Proteus Digital health, which earned FDA approval back in 2012. The digital tracker "works by sending a message from the pill's sensor to a ...

FDA approves Abilify with sensor to track ingestion

15 Nov 2017
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first pill to contain a digital ingestion tracking system. The Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole with sensor) tablets -- a collaboration between Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Proteus Digital Health -- send a message from the pill's sensor to a wearable patch that links to a mobile app.
- drugstorenews.com

Smart pill that knows if you've taken it is approved by FDA

- home.bt.com
15 Nov 2017
The original Abilify pill, developed by Japanese drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical, was first approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, while the ingestible sensor technology, created by California-based Proteus Digital Health, was approved for marketing in 2012.

US FDA approves first digital pill with ingestible sensor, Health News, ET HealthWorld

15 Nov 2017
The system works by sending a message from the pill's sensor to a wearable patch.Washington, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) has approved the first drug in the US with a digital ingestion tracking system that can tell doctors whether the medication was taken.
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FDA approves first digital pill to track when patients take medication

- cbc.ca
15 Nov 2017
The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the sensor technology was approved for marketing in 2012. The FDA said in a statement Monday that the digitally enhanced medication "works by sending a message from the pill's sensor to a wearable patch."

ABILIFY MYCITE, The First FDA Approved Digital Medicine That Tracks Its Own Ingestion

15 Nov 2017
Proteus Digital Health, a Redwood City firm, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical of Tokyo, Japan won FDA approval for the world's first digital pill. The ABILIFY MYCITE (aripiprazole) is a tablet with a tiny sensor embedded in its interior. After the tablet is swallowed and dissolved, the sensor meets the stomach juices, which activate it and allow it to communicate with a patch ...
- medgadget.com

Big Brother 2 0? FDA Approves World's First Electronic "Smart Pill

- futurism.com
15 Nov 2017
In a historic move by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the first ever digital pill has been approved for use. The pill is designed to track if patients are taking their medication. At first techno-blush, concerns about Big Brother tapping one's body fall to the wayside; patients can voluntarily give access to the information gathered by the sensor to their doctor ...

FDA approves first digital pill to track your meds

15 Nov 2017
Abilify MyCite's sensor has been around since 2012 , developed by Proteus Digital Health. In 2016, British Airways got in on the digital drug game, patenting a sensor-packed smart pill that measures your temperature, stomach acidity and more to help fight jet lag.
- cnet.com

FDA Approves First Digital Pill That Can Track Whether You've Taken

- npr.org
15 Nov 2017
FDA Approves First Digital Pill That Can Track Whether You've Taken It : The Two-Way Abilify MyCite is a tablet with an embedded sensor activated by fluid in the stomach. Although the drug's approval is a big step for digital medicine, there are concerns about privacy and cost.

Digital Pill Will Keep Tabs On Patients

15 Nov 2017
CNBC: The First 'Digital Pill' Has Been Approved -- Here's How It Could Revolutionize Healthcare -- "Digital pills, which typically include a sensor about the size of a grain of sand, can travel safely through the body and communicate with some kind of external device, like an app or a wearable patch."
- wbur.org

Digital pill that 'talks' to your smartphone approved

- route.overnewser.com
15 Nov 2017
In a groundbreaking decision on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug with a ?digital ingestion tracking system,? which senses when a pill is swallowed and sends the data to a smartphone. The new drug/device combination product called Abilify MyCite is approved for the treatment...

FDA Approves First Digital Pill in Orwellian Nod to Big Pharma, Big Brother, Nanny State

15 Nov 2017
"Abilify MyCite are aripiprazole tablets with sensors embedded in them. Once the pill goes down your hatch, the sensor can then send a message to a patch that you wear, essentially saying that 'the pill has landed. Houston, we've reached the stomach.' The wearable patch can then transmit this information to an app on your smart phone. From the smartphone, this information ...
- themindunleashed.com

Experts raise eyebrows at digital pill to monitor patients with schizophrenia

- arstechnica.co.uk
15 Nov 2017
Proteus, a Silicon Valley company, has been working on the system for years and received FDA approval to market it in 2012. For this digital pill combination, it partnered with Japanese drugmaker Otsuka Pharmaceutical, which makes Abilify. The widely used drug has recently gone off patent, with generic aripiprazole tablets now available. However, Abilify MyCite is the only ...

US approves digital pill that tracks use when swallowed

15 Nov 2017
The so-called digital pill is a version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical's Abilify, which treats depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The sensor, developed by Proteus Digital Health, is activated by stomach fluids, sending a signal to a patch worn on the patient's torso and transmitting the information to a smartphone app.
- smh.com.au

FDA approves the first pill that can alert your doctor when you swallow

- statnews.com
15 Nov 2017
The Japanese drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceutical won the approval for an upgraded version of Abilify, the antipsychotic drug first approved 15 years ago to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Otsuka collaborated with Proteus Digital Health, the Silicon Valley company that designed the futuristic sensor technology.

ACLU sues over FDA restrictions on abortion pill access Similar

15 Nov 2017
(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to challenge U.S. Food and Drug Administration restrictions that limit the ability of women to access the so-called abortion pill. The ACLU filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Hawaii to challenge FDA restrictions that limit the dispensing of the pill, Mifeprex, to clinics, medical ...
- newzeb.com

FDA approves a trackable 'digital pill' that delivers schizophrenia medication

- sciencealert.com
15 Nov 2017
The smart pill's manufacturers - Otsuka (which makes Abilify) and Proteus (the IEM developer) - bill their innovation as "the first digital medicine system", which they say will make it easier for caregivers to objectively monitor patients' adherence to medication regimens.

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

15 Nov 2017
The FDA approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md seen Oct. 14, 2015.
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US FDA approves first 'digital pill

- yenisafak.com
15 Nov 2017
Named Abilify MyCite, the medication is produced by Otsuka Pharmaceutical based in Japan and is outfitted with a sensor built by a company called Proteus Digital Health. Abilify, the drug, is an antipsychotic medicine used to treat mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
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