Should your phone push you to take your pills?

There’s a surprising problem in American health care that doesn’t get discussed much: up to 50% of patients don’t take long-term medication properly. “Medicine non adherence” costs money and lives every year, and recently, technology is swooping in to help. More smartphone apps are hitting the market that monitor patients as they take their medicine…but as the technology becomes more common, what will happen to our privacy? Or in some cases, our civil liberties? The Verge’s sponsors play an important role in funding our journalism but do not influence editorial content. For more information about our ethics policy, visit https:// Subscribe: Like Verge Science on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: http:

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