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FDA asks coders to create an app that matches opioid overdose victims with lifesaving rescue drug

FDA asks coders to create an app that matches opioid overdose victims with lifesaving rescue drug

In a bid to stanch the death toll of the nation’s epidemic of opioid drug use, the Food and Drug Administration is calling for the development of a cellphone app that could quickly bring lifesaving medication to the rescue of a person in the throes of a potentially deadly overdose.

The FDA on Monday challenged computer programmers, public health advocates, clinical researchers and entrepreneurs to create an application that can connect opioid users and their friends and loved ones to someone nearby who has a dose of the prescription...

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