Tough Pill To Swallow, Alternative Much, Much, Much Worse

Posted on Feb 21 2008 - 7:01am by Russ

PillCam Colon

“Not actual size”

The FDA has ruled that the PillCam Colon (I am not making that name up) by Given Imaging is “not substantially equivalent” (NSE) for use in the US.

Homi (I am not making that name up either) Shamir the president and Chief Executive Officer of Given Imaging, stated that the company was disappointed by the FDA’s decision, and is evaluating options to bring PillCam COLON to the U.S. market as quickly as possible.

Why this booty pill made it to this blog… about 5 years ago I had appendicitis which I ignored for entirely too long. When I finally visited the doctor I was in bad shape. Without going into the lubricated details, the nice doctor spent some time digging around up in my tail section.  I relive this horrible event in frequent nightmares which end in cold sweats. I don’t like people near my butt!  Long story short… I want this pill to be a reality before I have to see Dr. Boot again. Good luck PillCam colon… good luck.
I guess I could visit Israel if I need a colonoscopy anytime soon.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MWerner February 21, 2008 at 4:23 pm -

    who wouldn’t rather taking a pill and pooping it out? last thing i want is a doctors finger in my butt. amen brother

  2. Pillcam September 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm -

    Through a recent study, it has been found that a miniscule video camera implanted inside a pill could spot unusual growths in the colon or rectal region, but not as accurate as colonoscopy does. A scientist have stated that pillcam colon was safe, and can visualise the colon. If its really effective, then one can go for it. For more details on it, refer

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