The day I have been predicting for years has finally arrived. It’s 11:00pm on Monday night and I just received an alert that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill that will tell doctors and loved ones if you took your medication.
OMG, I can hear a few of your groans already. You don’t want Big Brother to watch over you. I agree, but for many people who forget to take their medication, this may be a godsend
Those who agree to take the digital medication, will have to sign consent forms that give permission to a doctor and four others to see when pills get ingested.
Of course, an app is required. I like the fact that the pill taker can block recipients at a moment’s notice. All they have to do is turn off their notification. When you think about it, the whole purpose could be null and void if someone cuts you off.
I know a number of people who would benefit from someone monitoring their medication intake. I’m not sure they would ever agree to be watched. They are stubborn and proud. They want to preserve their independence.
I do feel that the digital pill will be commonplace a few years from now. People will just have to get used to it.
There is so much more to the announcement.
Click here to read the story in The New York Times.