Ethics in Medicine

Ear device to block opioid withdrawal sx. No controlled studies.

Kristen Sparrow • November 20, 2017

On the one hand, it’s validating to see these attempts.  But on the other, it seems too early to make claims.  They are targeting an emotional and numerous group for this technology, which makes me suspect.  It also jumps out at me that the part of the ear they are choosing to stimulate is not the highest yield.  I’m not sure what they are aiming for.  I will keep an eye on this technology for sure.

FDA clears electronic earpiece to block opioid withdrawal symptoms


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