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FDA approves first pill with digital sensor to track if patients took the medicine

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine.The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the sensor technology was approved for marketing in 2012. The FDA said Monday that the digitally enhanced medication “works by sending a message from the pill's sensor to a wearable patch.”“Being able to track ingestion of medications prescribed for illness may be useful for some patients,” Dr. Mitchell Mathis of the FDA said in statement. “The FDA supports the development and use of new technology in prescription drugs and is committed to working with companies to understand how thi ...