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Microchip that tells the GP if you’ve taken your pills

Posted By admin On April 12, 2009 @ 4:52 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Jo Macfarlane
UK Daily Mail [1]
Sunday, April 12, 2009

Microchips in pills could soon allow doctors to find out whether a patient has taken their medication.

The digestible sensors, just 1mm wide, would mean GPs and surgeons could monitor patients outside the hospital or surgery.

Developers say the technology could be particularly useful for psychiatric or elderly patients who rely on a complicated regime of drugs – and are at risk if they miss a dose or take it at the wrong time.

It could also be used for the chronically ill, such as people with heart disease, to establish whether costly drugs are working or whether they are causing potentially dangerous side effects.


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The sensors could even remind women to take the Pill if they forget.
The ‘intelligent’ medicine works by activating a harmless electric charge when drugs are digested by the stomach.

This charge is picked up by a sensing patch on the patients’ stomach or back, which records the time and date that the pill is digested. It also measures heart rate, motion and breathing patterns.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1169305/Microchip-tells-GP-8217-ve-taken-pills.html

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[4] Pill to have ‘embedded microchip’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pill-to-have-embedded-microchip.html

[5] Big Pharma’s Pills Contaminated with Machine Parts at Pill Factories: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-pharmas-pills-contaminated-with-machine-parts-at-pill-factories.html

[6] Pharmacists, doctors are the new drug dealers who flood the streets with addictive pills: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pharmacists-doctors-are-the-new-drug-dealers-who-flood-the-streets-with-addictive-pills.html

[7] HIV carriers face microchip implants in Indonesia’s Papua province: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hiv-carriers-face-microchip-implants-in-indonesias-papua-province.html

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