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    Default "Smart" pills are here and we need to consider the risks

    Robert Klitzman
    March 17, 2019

    Pharmaceutical companies have already released digital "smart" pills containing computer chips. The first digital cancer pill, which was released in January, contains a chip in capsules filled with capecitabine, a cancer chemotherapy that patients need to take several times a day. When the chip hits the stomach, it emits a signal that a skin patch detects, triggering a message to a computer which allows doctors, patients and families to track medication adherence. Smart pills could also monitor chemical states in the stomach. Proteus, the pharmaceutical company behind the cancer pill, has already incorporated its chip into 40 other kinds of medications.

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    I'm speechless after reading this. Just another way for BigPharma to increase its profits.

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