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Sixty seconds on . . . digital drugs

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 21 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5365
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

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 …

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