NEWS COMMENTARY

First FDA-approved software-only therapeutic has first commercial launch

Published:
November 27, 2018
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by Danielle Bradnan and Nardev Ramanathan
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The first software-only therapeutic to be approved by the U.S. FDA is now commercially available. The product, called reSET, is a digital cognitive behavioral therapy program for substance use disorder, accessed through an app and designed to accompany outpatient care delivered by a physician. The product is developed by both Sandoz (a Novartis subsidiary) and Pear Therapeutics. reSET represents a shift in treatment protocols that both validates mHealth tools as therapies and clearly demonstrates opportunities for new players to enter the traditionally pharmaceutical therapeutic space. Traditional pharmaceuticals have relied on chemical reactions, but new treatments will rely on data interactions, making data collection vital to entry.

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