All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘smartpill’

E-Prescriptions May Reduce Medication Errors

Preventable Adverse Elements, or PAEs, account for 50 to 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. One major contributor to PAEs is patient medication errors, and the implementation of e-prescription systems can cut down on these mistakes, according to Patexia. Part of the problem with medication errors is the multiple steps needed to administer a drug in a traditional hospital …

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New SmartPill Broadcasts to iPhone

According to a new article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, drug companies have been studying a pill containing a biodegradable chip that can transmit information to a user’s iPhone. Proteus Biomedical has developed a biodegradable digital device that transmits medical data to iPhones, or similar handheld devices, as soon as the patient …

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