The FDA Wants To Create An App That Could Save Opioid Users' Lives
The FDA has announced a coding competition to create an app that will connect those who need a life-saving antidote to people who have it.By Ryan Biek | September 20, 2016
A coding competition may be the Food and Drug Administration's second-most-powerful tool to keep overdose victims from dying.
The most powerful tool would be naloxone — a potent antidote used when a person overdoses on opioids like heroin or painkillers.
"You can actually resurrect someone. ... It'll save, we estimate, thousands of lives a year," a spokesman for the National Institute on Drug Abuse said.