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Can digital pills help dent the opioid epidemic?

7:50 AM ET Tue, 28 Nov 2017

Opioid addiction often starts with a prescription for pain pills. But once patients leave their doctor’s office, there’s no way for their physician to know how quickly they’re taking their medicine. A new study shows that digital pills – the first of which was just approved by the FDA, for another indication – may help, by allowing clinicians to remotely monitor opioid use.