Treating Opioid Overdoses with Mobile Apps

Two out of three drug overdose deaths involve an opioid.

In a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, informaticians interviewed opioid users to investigate their feelings toward a smartphone app that can help anyone administer Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal drug, during an opioid emergency.

What did they discover? Opioid users welcome the app’s concept and recognize its potential in combatting opioid overdose fatalities.

Why Informatics? So, we can treat opioid overdoses from the touch of a smartphone.