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Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

31
Mar
2014

And then theres also the risk of unmonitored side-effects, drug addiction, and overdose. So pharmaceutical companies have been trying for some time now to come up with wearable drug-delivery systems that can dispense a continuous flow of therapeutics, without having to rely on the patient to physically take the drug. So when a patient needs to take a stronger dose or when they actually feel pretty good, they still receive the same continuous flow of whatever drug theyre on. According to a study published today in Nature Nanotechnology, the scientists have come up with dermal patch that not only dispenses drugs continuously, but also has the ability to determine when its time to stop.

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