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    US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients (Matthew Perrone

    November 14, 2017 AP)

    …”Proteus Digital Health, based in Red Wood City California, makes the sensor.”

    https://www.apnews.com/b565f237f4d548c18a4bc4e47f5964a9/US-regulators-approve-first-digital-pill-to-track-patients

    How many times do we, the People need to be reminded that politicized eugenics has murdered millions???

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    • ThouArtThat (5386 posts)
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      1. The Real Reason For Such A Device Is To Relieve The Manufacturers

      Of any liability for incorrect use of their products.

      Public safety and public good is merely a smokescreen for the real agenda in play.

      "In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous  
      • bobthedrummer (3005 posts)
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        2. There are many potentially sinister applications too ThouArtThat, field-tested

        and refined, imho.

        All power to the People.
        • ThouArtThat (5386 posts)
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          3. Agreed – The 1% Will Use Any Technology To Their Advantage

          eom

          "In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous  
      • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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        5. that's not the only agenda by a longshot

    • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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      4. wtf???? already here

      Otsuka and Proteus® Announce the First U.S. FDA Approval of a Digital Medicine System: Abilify MyCite® (aripiprazole tablets with sensor)

      ABILIFY MYCITE (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) is a drug-device combination product comprised of Otsuka’s oral aripiprazole tablets embedded with an Ingestible Event Marker (IEM) sensor. The ABILIFY MYCITE System includes: ABILIFY MYCITE, the MYCITE® Patch (wearable sensor); the MYCITE APP (a smartphone application); and web-based portals for healthcare providers and caregivers1 The system records medication ingestion and communicates it to the patient and healthcare provider. In addition, it can collect data on activity level, as well as self-reported rest and mood which, with patient consent, can be shared with the healthcare provider and selected members of the family and care team1

      http://www.proteus.com/press-releases/otsuka-and-proteus-announce-the-first-us-fda-approval-of-a-digital-medicine-system-abilify-mycite/

      Aripiprazole, sold under the brand name Abilify among others, is an atypical antipsychotic. It is recommended and primarily used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.[5] Other uses include as an add-on treatment in major depressive disorder, tic disorders, and irritability associated with autism.[6] According to a Cochrane review, evidence for the oral form in schizophrenia is not sufficient to determine effects on general functioning.[7] Additionally, because many people dropped out of the medication trials before they were completed, the overall strength of the conclusions is low.[7]

      Side effects include neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a movement disorder known as tardive dyskinesia, and high blood sugar in those with diabetes.[5] In the elderly there is an increased risk of death.[5] It is thus not recommended for use in those with psychosis due to dementia.[5] It is pregnancy category C in the United States and category C in Australia, meaning there is possible evidence of harm to the fetus.[5][8] It is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.[5] It is unclear whether it is safe or effective in people less than 18 years old.[5]

      It is a partial dopamine agonist. Aripiprazole was developed by Otsuka in Japan. In the United States, Otsuka America markets it jointly with Bristol-Myers Squibb. From April 2013 to March 2014, sales of Abilify amounted to almost $6.9 billion.[9]

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aripiprazole

       

      • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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        6. Their board connections are of interest:

        • Jon Symonds, CBE, is Chairman of HSBC Bank Plc, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Innocoll AG and Non-executive Director of Genomics England.  Formerly, Symonds was Chief Financial Officer of Novartis, Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and Chief Financial Officer of AstraZeneca Plc.
        • Shumeet Banerji is founder and partner of Condorcet, LP an investment and advisory firm. In 2013, Banerji retired from Booz & Company Inc. having served as its founding Chief Executive Officer.  Formerly, he held leadership roles at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in India, the U.K., Europe and globally, where he advised public and private sector entities at the Board level…
        • Ryan Schwarz is a managing director at The Carlyle Group where he leads the healthcare investing practice for the company’s U.S. Venture & Growth Capital Group, specializing in medical devices, medical technology and healthcare information technology.

         

        There’s more, but it would take more digging to see the connections…

        http://www.proteus.com/company/news-stories/

         

        • duckpin (5360 posts)
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          8. The Carlyle Group is enough for me.

          "The justness of individual land right is  not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged "
        • bobthedrummer (3005 posts)
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          19. Yep-"interesting", to a lot of us that take the long view, Coldmountaintrail.

          Thanks!

           

          All power to the People.
      • iggy (1675 posts)
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        12. Soon they will have it interfaced to a shock collar

        To make sure you stay complacent by taking your meds.

        Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
        • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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          14. +++ it's already combined with collecting movement data and i imagine

          a tracking device (so the inmates can’t leave without being found)

          it also cuts down on labor requirements at the institutional dumping ground – a two-fer!

      • ThinkingANew (1358 posts)
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        21. The coming future is enforced care.

        You either do exactly what they say or you will get no health care. By extension, employers will also use that to fire you if you are costing them more for their insurance pool.

        "(modern) newspapers publish nothing more than “weaponized text"" “When you read a newspaper article, you are reading weaponized text that is designed to affect a person just like you." Julian Assange  
        • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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          22. seems so indeed

          • bobthedrummer (3005 posts)
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            23. +3 n/t

            All power to the People.
    • HIP56948 (2967 posts)
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      7. is activated by stomach fluids, sending a signal to a patch ….

      …worn by the patient and notifying a digital smartphone app that the medication has been taken.

      Gee, I don’t know..

      .

      • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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        9. what are those? look like coke bottles…

        • Punxsutawney (1747 posts)
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          10. I'm assuming you're joking

          But if you are not old enough to remember those are vacuum tubes. And rather large ones at that. The ones pictured look like they are part of circuit boards for what is probably phone switching equipment behind the women. But could be a 1950’s super computer.

          I can remember going to the drug store, or Radio Shack with my dad to get replacements when our black and white tv would act up.

           

          To neoliberals, everyone and everything are disposable. -  Chris Hedges  “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness" - J.K. Galbraith
          • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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            11. i'm old enough to remember vacuum tubes, but also old enough to remember

            pop bottles in wooden cases and more familiar with the pop bottles; the two middle women look closer to pop bottles to me (though i did note the one on the right was holding what looked to be a circuit board, so pop = partly in jest — though vacuum tubes didn’t come to mind…)

            • Punxsutawney (1747 posts)
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              16. One of my favorite memories

              Was sitting on the porch during the summer at the farm in Kentucky with my brothers and drinking a Coke or Dr. Pepper in one of those big glass pop bottles, though I think the wooden cases may have gone the way of the Dodo by then.

              To neoliberals, everyone and everything are disposable. -  Chris Hedges  “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness" - J.K. Galbraith
              • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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                17. the cases lasted into the 60s in use, i believe, and were easy to pick up

                cheap as home decor into the 70s.  haven’t seen one anywhere for ages except marked up for a fortune in collectible/antique stores.  i used to have a few, can’t remember what happened to them — probably cast off in a move…

      • Entrepreneur (2132 posts)
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        13. The one on the far left is just a prototype. The one on the right is shrunk

        down and ready to swallow.

        “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness" - J.K. Galbraith
      • iggy (1675 posts)
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        15. Looks like four generations of logic modules for an old computer

        A modern CPU has the equivalent of millions of such modules.

        Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
        • Coldmountaintrail (3004 posts)
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          18. that makes sense of the differences there

        • HIP56948 (2967 posts)
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          20. My father was a Zenith repairman. Had his own shop. I remember, as a young..

          boy,  testing tubes in a (at the time) a fairly cool looking tube checker. I think it was a “Simpson?”

          He had his own shop.  Loved it.  He’d be amazed at what’s happening now.   (or appalled at IPhone prices)