Patients receive prescription opioid medications in unsecured bottles.
What prevents them from abusing their prescriptions?
The iPill was one of eight company chosen by the FDA in the FDA Innovation Challenge: Devices to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorder
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:
The iPill's safe storage solution to prevent diversion will be more cost effective than extended-release, abuse deterrent opioids that cost hundreds to thousands of dollars per month. An active control system that prevents opioid overconsumption prevents a $12,000 emergency room visit, a $28,000 hospital stay or a $128,000 inpatient rehabilitation.
A prototype has been built.
If you are interested, please contact me.
1 in 5 people know someone who abuses drugs. We can prevent someone you know from dying of an opioid overdose.
What it does:
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