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Saturday, 3 July 2010

PillArt :-)

In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love.

Very nice, the idea of a polypill
, or one medicine that would replace having to take several. Not only does it make the lives much easier for patients like those with cardiovascular disease, but it would also much reduce medication error too, making life way easier, either for nurses handing out medication to patients in hospital, or for patients managing their own medication at home too.


“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone's eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too”

And with laser technology and the like, it is now easy to add pictures to the tiniest of surfaces, wouldn't it be a good idea then if the pharmaceutical industry started to integrate art in it's products, ie, ad pictures to individual pills, capsules ... etc? Move away from the current depressing and drap looking medicines and reduce medication error as well as make life much easier for patients and health staff? The human mind works in mysterious ways; impressionable as it is, this would aid the therapeutic effect using the magic of that visual component, and so, aid disease prevention too! :-)

Antiemetics ... or aaa ... suppository?!

“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”

"A picture is better than a thousand words". Too true! Why not then have simple colourful pictures on pills and tablets to indicate the 'group' of medicine a patient is taking? I know, or think I know, that the polypill above will not really look like that red filled with little red hearts above, nor can patients swallow pills shaped like a heart. But even if the polypill is actually a white tablet or capsule, why not have a picture of a red heart on it as a way of identification, so that patients and staff do not get confused when giving out/taking medicines? ... And, how about having the same picture but a different colour for different strengths medicines? A red heart for, say, 100mg strengths, green for 200mg ... etc


Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.

Not that a capsule would have wings! No! So, mentally remove those for a second ... see what I mean? Art on a pill would make life much easier for everybody involved with dispensing medicine, from the pharmacist to the nurse on the word to the patients themselves! Try giving out the wrong tablet to a patient who knows they should get the one with the picture of the heart on it! No way! See? ;-)

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.

Not that they all have to have a smiley face on them, improvise and have whatever picture that would suit a certain medicinal group, then change that colour, or add another sign to tell of sub-groups. Doctors, nurses, artists, even the patients themselves can help the pharma industry choose what is the best image for whichever medicine. but can you imagine the visual effect on a depressed patient when they wake up to take a tablet that is as sunny and as smiley as that? A psychiatrist on a pill! Would that be therapeutic and an invaluable aid to recovery or wot?!

Modernising medicines ... and until this putting a colourful image on individual pills to identify them is done and for the same purpose, why not put same idea on medicine packaging for now? Either done properly by the pharma industry - or stickers that dispensing NHS pharmacists can manually stick on the packaging? Cough syrup with a picture of a coughing face on the bottle maybe? Of course, eventually, a combination of both, pictures on pills as well as on packaging, will just be, not only top notch ... but dynamic in fighting disease too!

Good idea?! Well, it's cos I am entrepreneurial like that! And ... Remember, you've seen it here first! ... NHS, where is that 220 million 'innovation fund' then? ... and the pharmaceutical industry; I reserve all my rights, including that six or seven figure+ sum ... and royalties too ...

See, I mean serious business here, eh! :-)

... then ... why can't I paint youu ....

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.”

... Medicine with a heart!

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