The iPill Dispenser - a solution for the opioid crisis
iPill Dispenser

Welcome to the iPill Dispenser

Welcome to the iPill Dispenser

Welcome to the iPill DispenserWelcome to the iPill DispenserWelcome to the iPill Dispenser

  

A digital health - hardware Innovation to improve prescription adherence and safety by reducing opioid diversion and abuse 


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Security - Treat underlying causes

  • Secure storage of opioids

     

  • Control dispensing to only the person prescribed the opioids 


  • Control dispensing so opioids can be accessed only as prescribed 


  • Destruction of contained pills upon tampering


  • To reduce diversion




Safety - Harm reduction

  • Patient prescribed cannot  take more than prescribed 


  • Only registered user can access pills from the iPill Dispenser


  • Safely disposes of unused opioids to reduce to other patients, family, or friends
     
  • To reduce the 3.3 Billion unused opioids entering our communities every year



Serenity - safely treat pain

  • Knowledge you can take opioids safely and securely
  •  A wellness app to offer alternatives to opioids 

Executive Summary and Slide Deck

Please see the silde 

Problem

Patients receive prescription opioid medications in unsecured bottles. 

What prevents them from abusing their prescriptions?


ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.


The opioid crisis is 20 years old.  Why isn't it getting better? 

Fewer prescriptions are written but the overdose death rate continues to rise.  We need to change what has been done because it is not working.  We don't need to follow what has been done because it has failed.  We need a new mindset and a innovation and iPill is ready to change the future.


In 2 years, we have had traction:  

*The iPill was one of eight company chosen by the FDA in the FDA Innovation Challenge: Devices to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorder

https://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/centersoffices/officeofmedicalproductsandtobacco/cdrh/cdrhinnovation/ucm609082.htm#background 


* The FDA is focused on secure storage and safe disposal solutions

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm582954.htm

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm632067.htm


* The iPill was a winner of the 2018 FDA Innovation Challenge: Devices to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorder

https://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/centersoffices/officeofmedicalproductsandtobacco/cdrh/cdrhinnovation/ucm609082.htm#background


* We won the 2018 UCLA Opioid Hack-A-Thon

https://predictiontechnology.ucla.edu/events/the-opioid-hackathon-2018/

* The FDA designated iPill as a “breakthrough” medical device.


* Our patent have been granted.   USPTO no. 10,426,707


* We were chosen as a winner of the 2019 Hartford Insurtech Hub competition where we will build a financial reimbursement model and apply for a HHS HCPCS/CPT code to make the iPill a reimbursable medical device.  This is important to now

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2019/11/15/548572.htm


* We were chosen as a finalist of the ACC Innovation Challenge – TeleHealth & Virtual Visits pitch competition at ACC.20/WCC in Chicago.  The pitch will take place March 29, 2020 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.

https://accscientificsession.acc.org/Meeting-Destinations/Learning-Destinations/Future-Hub



Solution

In the hospital, opioids are stored under lock and key and dispensed by trained healthcare providers.  Patients who receive opioids at the hospital are closely monitored for side effects. There is no similar regulation or monitoring at a patient's home. Patient safety should be equal from the hospital to the home. 


The iPill App and iPill Dispenser provides a solution: 

  • to enforce prescription adherence to prevent overconsumption 
  • to reduce diversion of  by using fast 4-point biometric authentication
  • to provide a safe tamper-resistant storage solution
  • to provide safe disposal of unused pills



If you are interested, please contact us.  

The Opioid Crisis

135 people die each day from an opioid overdose (2017 FDA)

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  • 1 in 5 people know someone who abuse drugs. We can prevent someone you know from dying of an opioid overdose.  
  • 770,000 people have died of an opioid overdose since 1999
  • There are more donor hearts available because of opioid overdoses
  • The impact to the US economy is  $635 Billion dollars per year in healthcare costs and loss of workers productivity




90% of opioid drugs are orally abused

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  1. Getting a bottle of pills is like getting a handful of pills.  Nothing prevents 1 pill or 10 pills from being taken.
  2. The Child-resistant cap was invented for child in 1967 br Dr. Herni Breault
  3. Pain management, not elimination of opioids, will save lives.
  4. Passive Control like REMS, PMDP monitor pills don't work.
  5. Limit opioids and abusers will move onto the next drug. 67% of opioid overdoses involve a "cocktail" of drugs.



The iPill App + iPill Dispenser

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What it does:

  • Promotes safe pain management
  • Enforces prescription adherence
  • Prevents diversion
  • Safely stores unused opioids
  • Detects respiratory depression (and alerts emergency services)

Features:

  • 4 point Biometric Authentication
  • BlockChain transaction records
  • EMR compatibility
  • Remote physician control
  • Tamperproof and inexpensive
  • DeNovo Class 2 FDA approval pending

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iPill Dispenser

john@ipilldispenser.com

(626) 695-5985

Fact Check

Announce coming events

 

Attitudes on youth addiction

https://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction-research/reports/teen-insights-drugs-alcohol-and-nicotine-national-survey-adolescent


Opioid Overdose deaths by type of opioid

https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/opioid-overdose-deaths-by-type-of-opioid/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D


Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2013–2017

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm675152e1.htm?s_cid=mm675152e1_w

1,313,958 patients over study period of 2002 to 2011 and 9,458 patients died of a postop OD.  

11,313,958 total patients divided by 9 years divided by 9,458 OD Patients =  patient and this represents 20% of US admissions so 132 patients divided by 20% = 664 patients.  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28267693

NCBI


Ann Surg. 2017 Apr;265(4):702-708. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001945.

Predictors of In-hospital Postoperative Opioid Overdose After Major Elective Operations: A Nationally Representative Cohort Study.


Cauley CE1, Anderson G, Haynes AB, Menendez M, Bateman BT, Ladha K.

The death rate may actually be underestimated because as people overdose they aspirated on their own vomit.  County coroners did not have the right CPT codes to classify death due to aspiration pneumonia secondary to opioids. 


https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-11/DIR-032-18%202018%20NDTA%20final%20low%20resolution.pdf

https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/opioidrelated-deaths-underestimated-because-of-incomplete-reporting-study-says


Pitt study_ 70K opioid overdose deaths went unreported on death certificates _ TribLIVE.pdf

https://www.upmc.com/media/news/062718-buchanich-death-certs


The Effect of Incomplete Death Certificates on Estimates of Unintentional Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2015 - Jeanine M. Buchanich, Lauren C. Balmert, Karl E. Williams, Donald S. Burke, 2018.pdf

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0033354918774330


The Number of Opioid Overdose Deaths May Be Underestimated 

https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/opioidrelated-deaths-underestimated-because-of-incomplete-reporting-study-says


Undercount Seen in Opioid Deaths _ Medpage Today

https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/opioids/73735


Most people use a cocktail of drugs

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5769014/

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/2300/2017/AnnalsInternalMed.pdf

https://www.newsweek.com/study-finds-less-2-percent-overdose-victims-prescriptions-opioids-1467035


Prescription drug use is a risk factor for Heroin use

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/relationship-between-prescription-drug-heroin-abuse/prescription-opioid-use-risk-factor-heroin-use

90% with a substance abuse problem began as youth with prescription opioids

https://www.in.gov/bitterpill/files/LaHood_Teen%20Substance%20Use%3B%20America%27s%20%231%20Public%20Health%20Problem,%20October%2014,%202016.pdf


3.3 Billion unused pills enter our communities every year

https://www.pacira.com/sites/default/files/inline-files/USND_Stats_FINAL.pdf


42%-71% of postop opioids go unused

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5701659/


40% of doctors refuse new Chronic pain patients using opioids

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-07-12/study-40-of-doctors-refuse-new-chronic-pain-patients-using-opioids


268.2% rise in pediatric deaths from prescription and illicit opioids

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6324338/


9 million stolen units of opioids 

https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-11/DIR-032-18%202018%20NDTA%20final%20low%20resolution.pdf


A study reported only 1.3% of patients who overdosed on prescription had an active opioid prescription.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31577519