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Big Brother to track your medication compliance with electronic transmitters in pills
April 27, 2010
Now that the U.S. government has achieved its monopoly over health care, new technologies are in the works that will allow the government to remotely monitor and track whether ordinary citizens are complying with taking medications prescribed by conventional doctors. One new technology described at the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging allows “pills to be electronically outfitted with transmitters” which would track the patient’s compliance with medications and broadcast that information back to government health care enforcers who check for “compliance and efficacy.”
“Emerging technologies allow pills to be electronically outfitted with transmitters to communicate with the user’s wristwatch that shows that the pill has been consumed,” said University of Virginia professor Robin Felder at the committee meeting. “Broadband connectivity of these devices would allow the electronic medical record to be updated with regard to medication compliance and efficacy.”
This would allow government health operators, for example, to know whether you’ve taken all your prescribed psychiatric medications. If you veer from the course of pharmaceuticals prescribed by your doctor, health care enforcement agents could be dispatched to your door to make sure you start taking your pills.
Parents who currently attempt to protect their children from toxic medical therapies such as chemotherapy could be closely monitored by government medical enforcement agents. If you try to flush dangerous pharmaceuticals down the toilet instead of actually taking them, the lack of an electronic tracking signal will let your health care observers know you didn’t really take the pills.
Get ready for E-Care
It’s all part of a new push called E-Care which involves a number of medical devices that monitor you in your home and report back to government authorities. A blood pressure monitoring device, for example, could report your blood pressure to your government-approved doctor. A blood sugar monitoring device could determine if you’ve eaten too much sugar and order you to take more diabetes pills to try to compensate.
Big Government, you see, doesn’t just want to monopolize health care; it wants to monitor your compliance with it. If you depart from their system of pharmaceuticals, you may be found unfit as a parent, for example. Or possibly just declared insane (which gets you drugged with psych meds).
Big Brother snooping in on your diet
One of the ultimate goals of this remote monitoring technology is to install a blood monitoring chip in your arm that would sample and run diagnostic tests on your blood every few minutes. While this could be used in a positive way to detect early signs of cancer or liver problems, for example, it could also be used to snoop on the dietary habits of everyday citizens.
If you take too much vitamin C, for example — beyond what is allowed by CODEX — it could trigger a monitored alert that causes government-run medical operatives to force their way into your home and confiscate your “non-compliant” vitamins.
If your vitamin D levels rise high enough to actually prevent cancer, they could have you arrested for “spending too much time in the sun” and thrown into a hospital with no windows to, as they claim, “Protect you from skin cancer.”
These are some of the very practical realities that could theoretically emerge in the dystopian medicalized society that seems to be getting closer with each passing day.
We’re monitoring you for your own good
This isn’t science fiction: It’s modern medical fact. As CNSNews reports, “…Areas of interest include medicines that can tell a doctor if they have been taken on time [and] wireless monitoring of nutritional information…”
Of course, as with all privacy-invading monitoring devices, government will argue that monitoring you is “for your own good.” You can expect an RFID chip to be implanted in your arm, too, containing your entire medical history. So every time you pass near an RFID reader at a government-controlled facility (airports, schools, interstate toll booths, etc.), your entire medical history can be scanned and assessed for a variety of metrics.
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