Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FDA launches app contest for opioid overdoses | Articles | HIPAA

An “unprecedented opioid epidemic” has prompted health leaders to launch a first-of-its-kind public outreach that could save lives.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the 2016 Naloxone App Competition. The goal? To give opioid users a way to get access to naloxone via their phone.
This week, the FDA released details of the contest. ABCNews.com was among the numerous news outlets that teased the challenge:
The FDA, along with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuseand Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the 2016 Naloxone App Competition on Monday to bring together computer programmers, public health researchers and other experts to help combat the opioid crisis. The goal is to create an easy-to-use app that will identify the closest provider of naloxone, whether it's a hospital, clinic or police station.
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FDA launches app contest for opioid overdoses | Articles | HIPAA

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