NALNOW - 2016 FDA Naloxone App Competition





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Published on Nov 7, 2016

NALNOW: a crowdsourced mobile app that leverages existing social networks among opioid users to quickly match overdosing patients with people nearby that carry naloxone. Submitted to the 2016 FDA Naloxone App Competition, hosted in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Submission by Dr Hattie Chung (lead), Sinchan Banerjee, Rodrigo Ipince, Grace C. Young, and Emily Zhao (Team name: TeamMIT). Sponsored and mentored by Ben Taylor, founder of LedgerDomain LLC. LedgerDomain endeavors to build next-generation track and trace technologies for medications. Ben Taylor founded the company after he lost his best friend to opioid overdose two years ago.

Video features the voice of Russell Spivak. Special thanks to Will Jack, Diane Shoda, Russell Spivak, Gabriel Archacki Hare, Madeline Manlove, and Jason Richman for helpful feedback.

Posted By: Food and Drug Administration
Category: Software/Apps
Skill: Software/Apps
Interest: Public Safety
Partnership With: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse | Challenge.gov


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