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FDA: Medical Device Innovation Can Combat the Opioid Crisis

December 5, 2018 - Combating the opioid epidemic will require advanced medical devices and sophisticated data analytics that can help detect and treat abuse, FDA officials wrote in a recent blog post. Opioid abuse is one of the most significant health crises in the US, said Jeff Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA, and Jonathan Jarow, MD, Chief Medical Officer,...


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FDA Foresees Few Patient Safety Issues with Data from Rx Apps

by Jennifer Bresnick

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FDA Launches App to Support Clinical Trials, Real-World Evidence Collection

by Jessica Kent

The FDA has introduced the new MyStudies app, which will collect real-world evidence through mobile devices and increase the diversity of information available for clinical trials and other healthcare research. After conducting a...

FDA App Challenge Honors Opioid Abuse, Overdose Tool

by Sara Heath

A California-based startup has won an FDA app challenge aimed at fighting opioid abuse and preventing deadly overdoses. OD Help, created by PwrdBy, connects potential opioid overdose victims with naloxone carriers, said the FDA in a blog...

FHIR, Big Data to Support FDA Medical Device Development Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

Emerging standards that support the seamless flow of big data across multiple entities, such as FHIR, will form the foundation of the FDA’s planned National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST), states a new report from the...

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