A digital health - Hardware Innovation to improve prescription adherence and safety by reducing opioid diversion and abuse
What it does:
Patients receive prescription opioid medications in unsecured bottles.
What prevents them from abusing their prescriptions?
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've 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
* The FDA is focused on secure storage and safe disposal solutions
* The iPill was a winner of the 2018 FDA Innovation Challenge: Devices to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorder
* We won the 2018 UCLA Opioid Hack-A-Thon
* 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
* 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.
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:
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Attitudes on youth addiction
Opioid Overdose deaths by type of opioid
Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2013–2017
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.
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.
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.
Pitt study_ 70K opioid overdose deaths went unreported on death certificates _ TribLIVE.pdf
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
The Number of Opioid Overdose Deaths May Be Underestimated
Undercount Seen in Opioid Deaths _ Medpage Today
Most people use a cocktail of drugs
Prescription drug use is a risk factor for Heroin use
90% with a substance abuse problem began as youth with prescription opioids
3.3 Billion unused pills enter our communities every year
42%-71% of postop opioids go unused
40% of doctors refuse new Chronic pain patients using opioids
268.2% rise in pediatric deaths from prescription and illicit opioids
9 million stolen units of opioids
A study reported only 1.3% of patients who overdosed on prescription had an active opioid prescription.