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Compliance is not hard to swallow

22 Sep 09

Novartis are taking further steps to improve patient compliance by trialing a novel "chip in the pill" system from US based Proteus Biomedical. Their system broadcasts information to a receiver worn by the patient, so if the patient fails to take the pill at the appropriate time, they are reminded by SMS.

Novartis claim that trials with 20 patients using the system, increased compliance from 30% to 80%

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