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NIDA accepting proposals of mobile apps designed to help patients take their meds

Have an idea for a mobile device application that would increase patients’ compliance in taking prescribed medications? Now could be your chance to turn that app concept into a reality.

The National Institute of Drug Abuse is currently seeking proposals for just such a tool. According to an institute announcement:

NIDA seeks to develop and test a prototype mobile/tablet technology-based application to provide a low-cost, highly personalized, interactive patient-centric medication adherence tool that improves upon currently available mobile technology-based medication adherence applications.

The submission deadline is Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Full detail are here (.pdf)

Previously: Outfitting pills with microchips to monitor patients’ medication use and Report shows over 60 percent of Americans don’t follow doctors’ orders in taking prescription meds
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