With extreme personalised diagnostics and the current evolutions in e-health, I thought generic drugs don’t make much sense anymore. Or you get to much of a certain substance, or too little. Or it is combined with something someone is allergic too.
My idea is to create a platform in which doctors can create hyperpersonalised pills for patients based solely on the substances the patient needs. The platform offers statistics on the dosages used for treatments so a benchmark is set and can be compared. By making the data anonymous but not the doktors, responsibility is with a new breed of doktors/scientists who perfect drugs to the patient conditions. For fun’s sake, patients can choose the color of the pills.
It’s a legit question, I believe. Every time i’m ill, every time I take a drugs box out of our medicines cabinet, it seems that I always open it on the wrong side. That’s just what you don’t want on that particular moment. You’re miserable enough.
So a ‘What’s the upside?’ arrow indication like they do on courier packages should be obliged. You could state that for educational purposes (you cannot take drugs without reading the manual), the upside always keeps the manual. First time user? Open the box from the upside. In other occasions, you would open the downside because that’s where you are. Or vice versa. Depending on what behavioral therapists and psychologists say.
I went to a #bryo4ever event tonight and I had really nice talks with a various audience. I didn’t really brainstorm a lot but with one. The idea? Intelligent pills that tell the nurses whether a patient has taken his/her pills.
How does it work? Well, a nano sensor is added to the form of a pill. That nano sensor has two main characteristics. The first is that is programmable to be identified (you can add a pill name and dosage to it but also tell who it’s for). The second characteristic is that when the substance around is resolved and taken up by the body, the sensor sends out a signal that it has been consumed. Follow up on patients is really easy. In case you were wondering… The sensor just comes out with the next toilet visit.
Probably not my most political correct idea per day: Pills and patches with alcohol.
Alcohol is the #1 (and legal!) hard drugs in the world. Patches could help addicted people to systematically lower their daily/hourly doses.
Alcohol pills on the other hand could be the new party hit. A pill tablet, sparkling or still, with several alcohol tastes. The only thing you need to add is water.
Happy pills parties! Wiiiii!