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

Welcome to the iPill Dispenser


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



Executive Summary and Slide Deck

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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: 

  • to enforce prescription adherence to prevent simple overconsumption
  • to prevent diversion of opioids by using fast 4-point biometric authentication
  • to provide a safe tamper-resistant storage solution
  • to provide blockchain electronic medical record connectivity for physician remote access
  • to provide non-opioid cognitive behavior interventions such as social networks, music, games, family, and AR/VR entertainment 
  • to detect respiratory depression and alert life saving rescuers
  • 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 us.  

The Opioid Crisis

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


1 in 5 people know someone who abuse drugs. We can prevent someone you know from dying of an opioid overdose.  

90% of opioid drugs are orally abused


  1. Getting a bottle of pills is like getting a handful of pills.  Nothing prevents 1 pill or 10 pills from being taken.
  2. Pain management, not elimination of opioids, will save lives.
  3. Passive Control like REMS, PMDP monitor pills don't work.
  4. No other devices monitor the patient for opioid side effects like respiratory depression.

The iPill App + iPill Dispenser


What it does:

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


  • 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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