Sixty seconds on . . . digital drugsBMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5365 (Published 21 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5365
- Anne Gulland
Digital drugs? Tell me more
The Food and Drug Administration in the US has approved the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system.
What on earth is that?
It’s a pill with a sensor embedded inside which records that the medicine was taken. The sensor generates an electrical signal when it comes into contact with stomach fluid. This signal is then transmitted to a wearable patch on the …