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re: FDA reviewing electronic drug patch
jimv   1/19/2011 3:30:28 PM
This is not the first drug delivery device with disposable electronics. http://www.myomnipod.com/

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re: FDA reviewing electronic drug patch
prabhakar_deosthali   1/17/2011 6:09:15 AM
If such e-patches are developed for heart patients to monitor and control their heartbeats then it will be great boon for millions who are susceptible to heart trouble.

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re: FDA reviewing electronic drug patch
brightfiber   1/15/2011 9:44:57 PM
There are a myriad of transcutaneous drug delivery techniques and systems already out there including a nifty silicon device with micro "needles". Unless this device has a compelling advantage, it seems a better vehicle for fleecing investors.

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DrQuine   1/15/2011 6:36:03 PM
This interesting article raises several questions. 1/ The photograph makes the patch appear to be about 7 inches long. Is it really that big? 2/ The article mentions that consumers would expect to pay less than $10 and that reimbursement agencies expect to pay between $35 and $83. Should the article have said that reimbursement agencies see this technology replacing injections which currently cost $35 and $83? 3/ Migraines have historically been difficult to treat with drugs. How effective is this system compared with current treatments? Is this patch simply a superior delivery system for the same drug as current patch technologies?

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re: FDA reviewing electronic drug patch
goafrit   1/14/2011 3:02:34 PM
Very innovative technology and the market is there. The FDA is doing well by actually being prepared for most of these technologies.

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