substance abuse

By Jonah Comstock September 14, 2017
In an FDA first, Boston- and San Francisco-based Pear Therapeutics' reSET system for the treatment of substance abuse has been granted a de novo clearance by the agency. It's the first software-only digital therapeutic the FDA has cleared with claims to improve clinical outcomes in a disease. “This is a defining moment for digital therapeutics and for patients with substance use disorder,” Corey...
By Neil Versel May 9, 2013
Numbers don't lie, but some substance abusers do. That's why treatment facilities and researchers are increasingly turning to digital health tools – sometimes augmented with nurse case managers – to help recovering alcoholics and drug users kick their habits and stay clean long after discharge from treatment programs. For example, as attendees of the American Telemedicine Association annual...
By Jonah Comstock April 3, 2013
OneHealth Solutions, a web and mobile platform geared at employee behavior change, announced a $9 million second round of funding from existing investor Lemhi Ventures. The money will go to expanding the service and supporting the added accounts of a number of recently added partners and customers. Since January, the company has inked deals with healthcare company Cenpatico, healthcare management...