FDA OKs nerve stimulation device for opioid withdrawals

The Food and Drug Administration granted market clearance for Innovative Health Solutions' nerve stimulation device Wednesday.

The NSS-2 Bridge device is intended to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. A patient may wear the device behind their ear for up to five days.

"Significantly reducing withdrawal symptoms lessens the dependency on opioids, allows for easier transition to medically assisted treatment and ultimately works as another tool to combat the opioid epidemic facing our country," said Brian Carrico, president of IHS.

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