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NIH Supporting App That Helps Opioid Therapies

http://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=31253


11 July 2017. A company making game-style mobile apps to help therapies for opioid and other substance abuse is receiving R&D support from National Institutes of Health. Pear Therapeutics Inc., in Boston and San Francisco, was awarded a $180,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from National Institute of Drug Abuse, an agency of NIH.

The funding supports development of a new Pear Therapeutics’ mobile app to supplement treatments with the drug buprenorphine and cognitive behavioral therapy for opioid use disorder. Opioids work by reducing the intensity of pain signals to the brain, particularly regions of the brain controlling emotion, which reduces effects of the pain stimulus. Examples of leading opioid prescription pain medications are hydrocodone, oxycodon, morphine, and codeine. Heroin is also considered an opioid.

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