I think it’s a great idea. The expiration of a medication depends significantly on the temperature, in addition to time elapsed. This will help identify if it’s gone bad* before expiration and if used properly will extend the life expectancy of meds stored at a more benign temperature. It also warns you if your cell phone and your meds become separated.
The cost of this device is paid for if the ‘expiration’ of the epi is extended by just a few months. I started carrying epi in 1986, and the expiration time back then was definitely longer than 1 year. I’m sure they brought it down to reduce their liability in a lawsuit, but also … to get everyone to throw away perfectly good meds and buy new. Here’s the journal article.
(*-Gone bad caused by leaving a new epi in a hot car. At the time the liquid was clear, but turned brown months later and well within the expiration date.)
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