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Author Topic: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds  (Read 1519 times)

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Offline CRT

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Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« on: August 02, 2012, 12:14:19 PM »
I saw this at Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/5930621/fda-approves-the-first-smart-pills-that-can-keep-track-of-when-youve-taken-your-meds and I think that HIV meds should be the first to get this tech. HIV meds are so expensive that adding a few dollars to the cost of each pill will be priceless when measured against the benefit. Just imagine an app that alarms when you actually forget to take your meds.

Here is another link regarding this - http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-07/fda-approves-digital-pills-track-your-prescription-intake
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05/16/2011 - CD4 538 | VL 1600
09/27/2011 - CD4 519 | VL 3320
12/13/2011 - CD4 480 | VL 1060
01/24/2012 - CD4 447 | VL 1570
01/26/2012 - Started HAART - Complera (Emtricitabine 200 mg/Rilpivirine 25 mg/Tenofovir 300 mg)
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 12:45:05 PM »
interesting idea...
but my 17yr old 7-day 4-slot-a-day pill box does all the pill tracking I need for free ;D LOL

by the way, welcome to the forums :D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline Pilot

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 01:12:08 AM »
I don't see how a pill will know if you forgot to take your pills....first you said it was a pill then it was an app.....anyway I will continue to use my stone age method...time for bed...time for pills. 

Offline gadawg1979

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 01:14:25 AM »
I am 99% compliant with having mine with diner between 7 and 9 every night and have NEVER missed a dose. 
Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)

Offline leatherman

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 10:37:30 AM »
.first you said it was a pill then it was an app.....
if you would have glanced at either of the really short articles ;), you would have seen that it's a micro-device on your pill, a patch on your arm to receive the signal from the pill and an app that uses the patch to determine if the pill has been taken and then notifies you or your doctor.

while it's an interesting idea, I wonder how much more expensive it would make the medications though? a microchip on every pill, a supply of patches (that you have to remember to wear) and the use of a smart phone and phone account. I seriously doubt Medicare/Medicaid would pay for any of this  ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline onemoretime

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 01:25:41 PM »
It may be good if compliance is an issue, but with time release technology and 1 or 2 times a day dosing its not an issue for me to be compliant.  would we as a society benefit from research data on dosing compliance?    I think this technology would be good for pain medication as it has a high abuse rate and diversion.  But it is alot of big brother.
08/04 diag 490 cd4 vl 50,000
10/25/05 436 50,513 hvb 1.1 billion
12/13/05 truvada sustiva
02/16/06 742 und, hpb 63,000
04/27/06 740 und hpb 60,000
01/05/07 458 und hvb und
03/08   470 undetectable still on atripla. Non smoking (chantex)
08/08 cd4 550 undetectable hiv, Hep B UND. Atripla
06/09  cd4 444, vl undetectable testo 130
09/09/09 CD4 687 46% UND  Testo 213 started androgel
10/12/09 cd4 682 46% und testo 597
01/12/10 cd4 842 48% und testo 434
041010 cd4 693  53% testo 492
100410 cd4 568 48% testo 523
012711 cd4 523 hcv 56 testo 596
083011 cd4 280 Hcv/HIV und
042912 cd4 158 hcv /hiv und, was on hep c for 11 months. do have ssdi filed and getting LTD
061912 cd4 151, bactrum, hep c and hiv und
071712 cd4 287 52% HIV HCV und
112012 cd4 520

Offline Peacock

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 02:31:41 PM »
I think I need an elecric shot to remind me.
He,He. I use my Cell phone alarm and its sooo anoying!!!!!!!!that I switch it off with a slam, and I purposly leave my meds for later just to spite the silly alarm.

I know. I need a simple reminder, an alarm that doesnt INSIST for a whole minute.
A simple PEEP PEEP will do .
We all hate being forced to do something, and my cell phone alarm is very forceful.
The trick is to use a simple alarm that just beeps a few times and then goes quiet.
I know now- 9 yrs later.
Peacock,Steve
Diagnosed 07/01/2002
Started Haart- 25/11/04 Cd4: 205 VL: 76'500
                      19/12/08 Cd4: 623 VL: UD
      26/03/12 Cd4: 497 Cd4%: 30.10 VL: UD
Combivir and Nevirapine(200mg) x1 of each-Am & pm
Not changed Meds since starting on HAART
Green Tea,Multivit,Selenium ACE,Folic acid,Vit C,Aciclovir 200mg 5x per day for 3 days-(ONLY when I have Shingles!)
100 percent adherence-with the help of a wristwatch!

Offline CRT

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2012, 12:28:00 PM »
I'm lucky to be on a one pill regimen  :)

by the way, welcome to the forums :D

Thanks leatherman. :)
11/06/2010 - Infection Date
11/20/2010 - Seroconversion Date
01/08/2011 - Positive Test Result
01/17/2011 - Initial Appointment with HIV Specialist
01/24/2011 - CD4 656 | VL 9610
05/16/2011 - CD4 538 | VL 1600
09/27/2011 - CD4 519 | VL 3320
12/13/2011 - CD4 480 | VL 1060
01/24/2012 - CD4 447 | VL 1570
01/26/2012 - Started HAART - Complera (Emtricitabine 200 mg/Rilpivirine 25 mg/Tenofovir 300 mg)
02/27/2012 - CD4 545 | VL 20
04/24/2012 - CD4 506 | VL UD
07/12/2012 - CD4 796 | VL UD

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Smart Pills That Track When You’ve Taken Your Meds
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2012, 07:50:38 PM »
Welcome.

Also, here is a post thread about this topic as well:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=44654.msg549265#msg549265
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