There has been a 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths, and Ohio has found itself at ground zero. This epidemic has grown so large that, during a three week span in 2016, there were 236 opioid overdoses in Akron.
As a software company, we believe we have an obligation to help our community. To help address the opioid problem, we created Nally, a mobile application that helps connect users with the life-saving drug naloxone.
Naloxone is an antidote for an opioid overdose, and, just recently, has become available to purchase without a prescription in many states. Because of this, friends and family members of those at risk of an overdose can buy and administer the drug, when previously they were forced to rely on ambulances and emergency rooms.
Nally helps connect users with naloxone by providing a map of over 17,000 pharmacies throughout the country. The user can quickly see nearby locations, call to confirm they carry naloxone, and get directions - all from an easy-to-use interface.
We plan to release Nally to the iOS App Store in the next few months. Interested in helping? Shoot us an email!