FDA Approves First Digital Pill

Digital pill that can track whether patients have taken their medicine has been approved in the US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug in the US with a digital ingestion tracking system that can tell doctors whether the medication was taken. Ltd., has been used to treat schizophrenia in the US since 2002.

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder. Bipolar patients may experience alternating episodes of mania and depression, a persistent sadness.

"In its announcement, the FDA notes that Abilify MyCite's labeling information states the product hasn't been shown to improve patients" compliance with their treatment regimen. The Boxed Warning also warns about an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents and young adults taking antidepressants. Safety and effectiveness has not been established in children.

The pills are not licensed to be used in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis.

About the size of a grain of salt, the sensor has no battery or antenna and is activated when it gets wet from stomach juices.

The sensor is digested and eliminated from the body.

Meanwhile, the patch detects and records the date and time when the tablet was detected in the stomach in addition to physiological data, such as the patient's activity level.

Prior to initial patient use of the product, the patient's health care professional should facilitate use of the drug, patch and app to ensure the patient is capable and willing to use the system.

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That's a lot of moving parts, but the problem it aims to address is a real (and expensive) one: nonadherence, which is the term for patients not following through with prescribed treatment.

The pill is a joint effort between Otsuka Pharmaceutical, maker of Abilify, and Redwood City, California-based Proteus Digital Health, which developed the sensor.

Dr. Michael Birnbaum, director of the Early Treatment Program (for psychosis) at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, said the "continual adoption of new and innovative technological tools is ubiquitous".

Non-adherence to recommended medication taking patterns in the U.S. has been estimated to cost more than US$105 billion annually, so there are important economic factors behind the FDA's approval.

He acknowledged that some people may initially "feel wary" of ingesting a sensor. The sensor technology and patch are made by Proteus Digital Health.

Otsuka will launch the product in a limited rollout, according to spokeswoman Kimberly Whitefield.

"Our rollout of the ABILIFY MYCITE system will be done in phases to obtain, and respond to, feedback from healthcare providers and their patients" said Tatsuo Higuchi, president and representative director of Otsuka Pharmaceutical.

Whitefield said the price of the medication has yet to be determined. Quoted in the New York Times, Harvard Medical School instructor Dr. Ameet Sarpatwari said a digital pill "has the potential to improve public health", but added that, "if used improperly, it could foster more mistrust instead of trust". "Decisions about development of additional Digital Medicines are still under consideration", she said.

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