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FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder

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The Food and Drug Administration authorized a mobile app, when prescribed by clinicians for patients with opioid use disorder in outpatient treatment programs. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder

Post-Surgical Opioid Prescriptions Safely Cut

Pills and capsules

A cancer center reduced its opioid pain prescriptions for surgery for a year, without patients reporting more pain, complications, or requests for more pills. . . . → Read More: Post-Surgical Opioid Prescriptions Safely Cut

Vital Signs Electronic Tag Designed to Aid First Responders

VitalTag illustration

A simple electronic monitoring device that adheres to the chest aims to provide basic vital signs data to first responders and emergency medical staff in mass casualty situations. . . . → Read More: Vital Signs Electronic Tag Designed to Aid First Responders

Infographic – Greatest Human Health Risks

Human health risks ranked

It turns out the greatest current risk to the world’s health may be in the air we breathe. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Greatest Human Health Risks

Trial Testing Non-Opioid Pellet Implant for Sciatica Pain

Spine

A clinical trial to test a tiny implanted pellet containing a non-opioid pain killer began treating participants to relieve leg and back pain from sciatica. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Non-Opioid Pellet Implant for Sciatica Pain

Survey Shows Sharp Rise in Teen E-Cigarette Use

Juul e-cigarette

New data from a continuing survey of smoking among school-age children shows large increases in electronic cigarette use in high school and middle school children in just the past year. . . . → Read More: Survey Shows Sharp Rise in Teen E-Cigarette Use

Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

Infant formula

A computer engineering team designed a simple, inexpensive system for detecting food quality with radio-frequency tags applied to consumer products and machine learning algorithms. . . . → Read More: Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Medical care

Two institutions in Massachusetts are starting a program to help inventors and new enterprises anywhere in the U.S. bring their point-of-care medical devices to market. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Infographic – Superbugs Annually Kill 33,000 in Europe

Chart: Superbug deaths n Europe

Our friends at Statista posted a chart showing the median number of deaths by country in Europe from microbes resistant to antibiotics, this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Superbugs Annually Kill 33,000 in Europe

FDA Updating Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs, Devices

Scott Gottlieb

The Food and Drug Administration says it’s streamlining policies for making drugs and medical devices in clinical trials or under review available for people in the U.S. with life-threatening conditions. . . . → Read More: FDA Updating Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs, Devices