FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids

November 15, 2017
This photo provided by Innovative Health Solutions shows the NSS-2 Bridge. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration announced clearance of the NSS-2 Bridge, a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. The nerve stimulator is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia. (Courtesy of Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. via AP)

U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.

The nerve stimulator is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia. The announcement Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration comes amid an epidemic of opioid abuse, which includes both illegal narcotics like heroin and prescription painkillers.

The device, known as NSS-2 Bridge, is worn behind the ear where several electrodes stimulate nerves in the brain and spinal cord to relieve symptoms. The FDA says a study of more than 70 patients showed a 30 percent decrease in symptoms within 30 minutes of using the device.

Nerve stimulators have previously been approved to treat epilepsy and depression.

FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids
This photo provided by Innovative Health Solutions shows the NSS-2 Bridge. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration announced clearance of the NSS-2 Bridge, a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. The nerve stimulator is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia. (Courtesy of Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. via AP)

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BubbaNicholson
1 / 5 (2) Nov 15, 2017
Quackery. 250mg of healthy adult male facial skin surface lipid taken by mouth one time stops opioid addiction without withdrawal symptoms. Take extreme measures to avoid the vapors from the collected pheromone: activated charcoal, respirators, fume hoods, patient isolation 40 days.
Captain Stumpy
not rated yet Nov 26, 2017
@bubba the pseudoscience FRAUD
Quackery
at least you are honest about labeling your claim as being quackery

1- opioid addiction cannot be treated with your pseudoscience psychotropic bullsh*t

2- fraudulently attempting to prescribe a psychotropic without a license is illegal in your state (controlled by FED and State law)

3- " there is no robust bioassay-led evidence for the widely published claims that four steroid molecules are human pheromones"
http://rspb.royal...full.pdf

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