Pear Therapeutics Announces First Participant Enrolled in National Institutes of Health Clinical Trial Investigating Combinations of Pharmacological and Behavioral Interventions to Treat Opioid Use Disorder – Medical Alley Association

Pear Therapeutics Announces First Participant Enrolled in National Institutes of Health Clinical Trial Investigating Combinations of Pharmacological and Behavioral Interventions to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Boston and San Francisco – Pear Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the first participant enrolled in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN)-0100 study on optimizing retention, duration, and discontinuation strategies for pharmacotherapy treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), using Pear’s prescription digital therapeutic (PDT) reSET-O®.  Investigators will study reSET-O, in conjunction with high- and standard-dose transmucosal buprenorphine, extended-release injectable buprenorphine, and extended-release injectable naltrexone in a multi-site randomized trial. The study is funded by the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health.

The mission of this work is to develop data to inform and improve OUD treatment strategies for patients and providers. Pear’s participation in the study is part of its commitment and leadership in developing clinical evidence across patient populations and pharmacotherapies.

“The ultimate treatment goal of patients with OUD is sustained retention in treatment, reduction of substance use, and improved quality of life. Pear is committed to expanding the clinical evidence for our PDTs to better address unmet patient needs, and we thank the patients and investigators participating in the CTN-0100 study,” said Yuri Maricich, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Pear Therapeutics. “Through the NIH HEAL Initiative, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the largest supporter of the world’s research on drug use and addiction, established a clinical trial agreement with Pear for reSET-O to be part of CTN-0100, an important study dedicated to evaluating treatment optionality to improve outcomes for patients with OUD.”

Pear’s FDA-authorized PDTs support patient and clinical success by placing evidence-based therapy and treatment accountability in the palm of the patient’s hand. Through Pear’s reSET-O patients have access to algorithm-driven behavioral therapies that are designed to drive engagement and improve clinical  outcomes1-2. Using the Pear platform, clinicians can track patient treatment compliance and progress. PDTs are designed to collect real world data for use by prescribing clinicians and for population health management by payors and health systems. Pear intends to increase access to PDTs by adding them to standard formularies.

Disclaimer: The study described in this press release is funded and supported by the Clinical Trials Network at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, (UG1DA013035; UG1DA015831), as part of the NIH HEAL InitiativeThe content in this press release is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

About Pear Therapeutics
Pear Therapeutics is the leader in prescription digital therapeutics, or PDTs. Pear aims to redefine medicine by discovering, developing, and delivering clinically validated software-based therapeutics to provide better outcomes for patients, smarter engagement and tracking tools for clinicians, and cost-effective solutions for payers. Pear has a pipeline of products and product candidates across therapeutic areas, including the first three PDTs with disease treatment claims from FDA. Pear’s lead product, reSET®, for the treatment of substance use disorder, was the first PDT to receive marketing authorization from FDA to treat disease. Pear’s second product, reSET-O®, for the treatment of opioid use disorder, was the first PDT to receive Breakthrough Designation. Pear’s third product, Somryst® for

the treatment of chronic insomnia, was the first PDT submitted through FDA’s traditional 510(k) pathway while simultaneously reviewed through FDA’s Software Precertification Pilot Program. For more information, visit Pear at www.peartherapeutics.com.

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