Sensors and Sensibility

The US FDA approved a sensor-embedded digital pill, capable of reporting back to doctors when patients take their medicine.

Patients who don't comply with their prescriptions end up getting sicker and costing the system an estimated $100 billion annually, a problem the pills could help address. But others express concern over the "Big Brother" aspect of the advance.

The Quote: Harvard Medical School’s Ameet Sarpatwari said the pill packs “the potential to improve public health,” but “if used improperly, it could foster more mistrust instead of trust.”

The New York Times

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