Here’s some cool new emerging tech in the world of preventing prescription drug abuse. This is a finger print scanning pill dispenser that will only dispense pills at the prescribed intervals. It’s still in the initial phases, but technical innovations like this could help prevent prescription drug abuse in the future.
Prescription painkillers have become so widely misused and abused that many doctors now hesitate to prescribe them even to patients clearly in need of pain relief. Controlling what patients do with their prescription pills has been a major challenge for doctors, but a new tamper-resistant pill dispenser could help them ensure prescription drugs are used as intended.