Category: Health insurance

Health insurance

The first ‘digital pill’ has just been approved — here’s how it could revolutionize health care

James McQuillan | Getty Images The era of the digital pill is upon us. Regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration just greenlighted a tiny, swallowable sensor called Abilify MyCite that tracks when the patient takes their meds. The tablet is specifically targeted to people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder […]

US transportation workers to face testing for prescription opioids next year

Blaine Harrington III | Reuters Safety-sensitive transportation workers — including flight crew, air traffic controllers, truck drivers and train engineers — will be screened for several common opioid painkillers starting next year, according to a new federal rule published Monday. Previous drug tests screened for cocaine and marijuana. The rule adds screening for hydrocodone, hydromorphone, […]