New evidence has been unearthed by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) of how specific transport proteins function at the molecular level, creating a pathway for new, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders.
US regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns. The digital pill approved Monday combines two existing products: the former blockbuster psychiatric medication Abilify—long used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder—with a sensor tracking system first approved in 2012.
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