Will smart pills, cash boost drug compliance?

Innovative technology that can track when a patient ingests a pill is being touted as a way to tackle drug nonadherence. The so-called smart pill joins other new compliance strategies such as financial incentives for patients and game-like applications.

The strategies are the latest methods offered to physicians and others in health care to battle the perennial problem of patients not taking their medicines, which adds billions of dollars to U.S. medical costs annually.

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