Headlines I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

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  1. Otis says:

    If someone fails to take their own medication, that’s their problem. But for government and private industry to monitor people taking their medication, that’s not okay.

    Mark my words, insurance companies will try to require covered persons to take microchiped-meds in the future. If we’re stupid, we’ll let our legislators pass laws that allow them to.

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    “Just half of heart patients refill their medications, resulting in 113,00 deaths a year.”

    Medicine non-adherence is a real problem. Part of the problem is that most people do not know which medicines can be safely stopped and which ones are necessary. Heart medicine is important; allergy drugs — maybe not.

  3. Squirrel says:

    Doesn’t matter if they are snakes or bunnies, intentionally running over a little creature is wrong.

  4. Alex says:

    There might be a case for allowing health care providers and insurance companies access to information on whether or not you’re taking your medication. After all, a health insurance company has an interest in keeping you alive as long as possible; why should they pay the money for the drugs that you’re not taking?

  5. Steve says:

    I’m curious as to what reasons the FDA was given not to approve the micro-chip pills

  6. Dayana Osuna says:

    You veel take your medicine: tiny digestible microchips that can be added to pills will allow providers to monitor whether patients actually take them.

    Wonderful, but wouldn’t it be easier to simply educate people on the importance of taking their medication as indicated and take care of their own health, rather than spending tons of US dollars producing these microchips? It simply seems like another way to unnecessarily spend money that could be invested in something else.