Turning Off NaloxoFind
Hi everyone. I have some sad news to share. After giving it a lot of thought, Dan and I have decided to retire NaloxoFind. It is not a decision that we came to lightly and I wanted to provide some context. We launched this important service four years ago with the understanding that response time is a critical success factor to opioid overdoses, as this variable almost singularly determines morbidity and mortality outcomes. Our objective was to get naloxone where it is needed as quickly as possible in order to give first responders the extra time they need to get to a victim. It is an incredibly important mission and one we have funded ourselves through development, launch, and operation of the platform.
Our hope has always been that a foundation or government agency would see the value in the platform. Unfortunately, that has not been the case and the time and expense associated with continuing to operate the NaloxoFind platform make it prohibitive without that help.
We would like to thank everyone for their encouragement and for using the app. We still believe there is a need for citizen first response, particularly for opioid overdoses. If you know of an organization interested in funding this important service, or assuming its operation, please let us know. NaloxoFind will no longer function after March 31, 2021.