Proteus CMO talks regulation hurdles, future plans for digital pill

Healthcare IT News: It’s still the early days, but the FDA’s approval of Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals’ Abilify MyCite has changed the discussion of digital technology in healthcare. The first approval of drug delivery via a sensor-equipped pill sparked debates over the tradeoff of privacy for medication adherence, and whether these types of technologies would find a role in future healthcare.

Speaking at HIMSS18, Proteus cofounder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Savage recalled the early development and regulation challenges his company faced in developing the novel drug delivery technology, with the very first hurdle being the logistics of developing a safe, ingestible pill like any other.

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