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Category Archives: Food and Drug Administration

Crowdsourcing Takes on a National Public Health Emergency

On Oct. 26, the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency to combat the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin across the nation. During that same week, the number of crowdsourcing competitions on Challenge.gov … Continue reading

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Winning App Crowdsources Life-Saving Response to Opioid Overdose

In the United States, people are now more likely to die from a drug overdose than in a car accident. Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with opioids being the culprit in most of … Continue reading

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Code-A-Thon Targets Opioid Epidemic

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently hosted a two-day in-person and virtual Code-A-Thon on FDA’s main campus as one component of the Naloxone App Competition. Over 30 teams participated Oct. 19 and 20 with representation from a variety of … Continue reading

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FDA launches #NaloxoneApp competition

Looking to bring a technological solution to a real-world public health problem? Check out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2016 #NaloxoneApp Competition. It’s a public contest focused on developing innovative technologies to combat the rising epidemic of opioid overdose. … Continue reading

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