FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure “Patients With Mental Health Issues” Take Their Meds

By Mac Slavo

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it. It will “ensure” that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.

Regulators in the United States have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body.  The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.

But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical “big brother.” You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid — the sensor then passes through the body naturally. A patch the patient wears on their left rib cage receives the signal several minutes after the pill is ingested. The patch then sends data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app over Bluetooth. The patch also records activity levels, sleeping patterns, steps taken, activity, and heart rate, and must be replaced every seven days. The patient’s doctor and up to four other people chosen by the patient, including family members, can access the information. The patient can revoke access at any time. – The Verge

Is it really hard to understand why people are raising concerns about privacy over this new pill? The pill is one way to address the prevalent problem of patients not taking their medication correctly. According to the IMS Institute’s estimates, the improper and unnecessary use of medicine cost the US healthcare sector over $200 billion in 2012.

But, the approval also opens the door for pills that are used for other conditions beyond mental health to be digitized and monitored, and could eventually lead to tracking devices for humans being slipped into medication. What is the government’s obsession with keeping people doped up? Promoting complacency, perhaps?

Others are worried that tracking pills will be a step towards punishing patients who don’t comply with either medical or government demands to take drugs. Ameet Sarpatwari, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School told The New York Times the digital pill “has the potential to improve public health. [But] if used improperly, it could foster more mistrust instead of trust.”

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6 Comments on "FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure “Patients With Mental Health Issues” Take Their Meds"

  1. They’ll learn then they really weren’t paranoid

  2. The penalty for missing…go to the last room and no water.
    Choose to heal thyself.
    Plenty of herbs, minerals and vitamins.
    Stay away from the medical matrix of slow death.
    Expensive synthetic drugs that attack organs.

  3. If the criminal psychopath control freaks want a fight to the death then they’re gonna get it. Out of control business executives are as crazy as the mental patients.

  4. Having been a psychiatric nurse for 10 tears I used to think the Scientologists had a screw loose for being so opposed to Psychiatric medications. What a difference 15 years of first hand experience both being on and attempting to come off these drugs has shown me. I’ve spent the last 3 years weaning myself off them after being told by a so-called “expert” I was Bipolar, a purely subjective diagnosis for which there are no clinical tests to prove. I believe they have a built in mechanism that makes it almost impossible to stop taking them. Should you skip a dose or even reduce your dosage by 10% you will experience extreme mental trauma, which of course will be blamed on your illness not the drug. I used to see 100s of patients coming back into hospital after going off these drugs and could never understand why they couldn’t just keep taking their meds and stay well. Coming off psychiatric medication needs to be done with extreme caution. The best solution is to never go in them in the first place. I see so many people going to their G.P with stress, insomnia or anxiety and leaving with a prescription for an antidepressant oblivious to the danger they are now in once they start taking the drug. In my case it was going on an antidepressant that led to my Bipolar diagnosis. I know i’m not alone. They are a slow form of mental and spiritual suicide with crippling diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and glaucoma to look forward to. Find a good doctor who isn’t a patronizing control freak and beg him/her to help you come off them. They have a duty of care and if they take the Hippocratic oath seriously are obligated to help you. Lastly, there’s always the option of suing the irresponsible doctor who put you on them in the first place and no doubt never informed you of the risks involved. By not obtaining your full informed consent you have grounds for suing them for malpractice. Stay clear of Big Pharma or you will be sorry.

  5. No Earthly government has the authority to block people’s access to dope of their choosing.
    Example: marijuana
    No Earthly government has the authority to force dope on anyone.
    Example: fluoride, non-therapeutic vaccines, and psycho dope.

  6. Just smash the pill, thoroughly wash the chip, and swallow the chip.
    The dope should of course be incinerated so it doesn’t enter the environment.

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