FDA Approves Pill That Can Track If Patients Swallow It

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But while Abilify MyCite may be the first of these kinds of drugs, it nearly definitely won't be the last, with reports the FDA is anticipating a coming wave of such self-monitoring medications.

There is no word yet on how much Abilify MyCite will cost, but it is set to roll out sometime next year.

Abilify MyCite is not approved for patients with dementia-related psychosis; it has a Boxed Warning that taking this medication puts patients with dementia-related psychosis at an increased risk of death.

Abilify MyCite is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and as an add-on treatment for depression in adults.

In a statement, Proteus Digital Health CEO Andrew Thompson said he believed the time was right to make this type of technology available to people with serious mental illnesses.

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"The FDA supports the development and use of new technology in prescription drugs and is committed to working with companies to understand how technology might benefit patients and prescribers".

Now, however, the technology has been integrated directly into a pill and can be marketed-along with a wearable patch and a mobile application-for the treatment of specific health conditions.

The sensor, which is about the size of a grain of salt, gets activated when it gets wet from stomach juices.

USA regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.

"Dr. Shrank sees the potential in the new sensor technology to improve public health but also cautioned that improper usage "...could foster more mistrust instead of trust". "Abilify MyCite should not be used to track drug ingestion in "real-time" or during an emergency because detection may be delayed or may not occur". Once ingested, the digital pill sends a wireless signal to the patch, which then transmits information to the app and to a companion web portal. "Our rollout of the Abilify MyCite system will be done in phases to obtain, and respond to, feedback from healthcare providers and their patients". Some studies have shown that around 50% of chronic disease patients in developed countries do not take their medication as prescribed. Self-reported mood information can also be shared via the app, if the patient chooses. The pill is not licensed for use by elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis. The chronic and severe mental disorder can cause hallucinations, disordered thinking, and delusions, such as hearing voices and believing that other people are reading their minds or spying on them. "[But] if used improperly, it could foster more mistrust instead of trust".

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