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US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

November 14, 2017, 2:23 am by Associated Press Healthwire

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns....

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Associated Press Healthwire : November 23, 2017, 11:50 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : November 22, 2017, 3:14 am
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Associated Press Healthwire : November 21, 2017, 12:56 pm
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Associated Press Healthwire : November 21, 2017, 12:47 pm
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