FDA approves 1st ingestible drug with digital tracking system

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(CNET) — Following the doctor’s orders might soon be unavoidable advice.

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug in the US with a digital ingestion tracking system.

Abilify MyCite, an aripiprazole tablet embedded with an ingestible sensor, uses digital tracking to record whether the medication was taken. The tablet has been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, and for use as an add-on treatment for depression in adults, the FDA said.

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