Replace Pills by Medicinal Patches
In a couple more years the world population of senior citizens will have risen at it's fastest pace ever. Everyone of them will be taking pills and choking them down. Many will be on so many pills, through out the day, that they won't be able to stomache, swallow, or keep track of them. I am seeing that happen right now.
Instead of pills we should allow drugs or drug cocktails in patch form like the nicotine patches for quiting smoking. This way they will have their twilight years spent with a few patches rather than bogged down with 20 pill bottles to refill and carry around for redosing. Patches are slim, effective, and can give medicine better than pills when they last longer and give a continous stream of medicine through out a day. We should abandon the pills and go with the patch.