Wristband Wearable Detects Opioid Overdose

Wristband Wearable Detects Opioid Overdose

Opioid overdoses continue to tear apart our communities. There were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the U.S in 2017, according to the CDC, of which 47,600 were opioid overdoses. West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky had the highest rates of...
FDA Challenge to Fight Opioid Addiction

FDA Challenge to Fight Opioid Addiction

Part of a worldwide epidemic, more than 72,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2017. Opioid pain killers — both prescribed and illicit — pay a major role in this statistic. The FDA┬áis actively involved in addressing this crisis. One part of...
Implant to Treat Opioid Addiction

Implant to Treat Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced FDA approval of a prescription drug implant to fight opioid addiction. Opioid addiction is a problem of epidemic proportions, from street drugs such as heroin and more commonly from prescription drugs. Greater...