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Intent Solutions introduced a mobile medication dispenser at the recent National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. TAD, or "Take As Directed," was developed to stop overdoses, thwart illegal prescription drug sales, and help patients remember to take their medications.

Intent Solutions introduced a mobile medication dispenser at the recent National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit. TAD, or "Take As Directed," was developed to stop overdoses, thwart illegal prescription drug sales, and help patients remember to take their medications. The device incorporates fingerprint recognition, cloud-based data storage, and Bluetooth technology. According to the company, the dispenser notifies a patient when it is time to take a medication, scans their fingerprint to authenticate the patient, delivers the medication, and records the data. Additionally, the data is sent to the Smart Device app and then to a cloud database for analysis. "We know prescription opioids lead to heroin abuse, addiction and death but we must add technological innovation to the conversation," said David Gastfriend, MD, a presenter at the Summit and Scientific Advisor at the Treatment Research Institute.

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