Digital Pills Signal A New Age Of Healthcare – A Truly Smart Pill To Swallow
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We are a nation on medication. Data from the latest Health Survey for England indicates that in 2015/16, 48% of English adults had taken at least one prescribed medication in the past week. This is a trend seen elsewhere in the Western world, with an incredible 75% of all US visits to the doctor resulting in drug therapy in 2014.
Prescription medication is an essential part of treating illnesses – from minor afflictions to the most severe diseases. However, it is estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that around 50% of all patients with chronic conditions don’t take their medication properly. This results not only in huge costs to health services in wasted prescriptions, but it can seriously harm patients’ health. However, with the new technology of digital pills, this could all be about to change.
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