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COMPUTERIZED DOSING OF TEEN NICOTINE GUM USE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60736
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DA013849
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS
12007 SUNRISE VALLEY DR, STE 480 RESTON, VA 22091-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: COMPUTERIZED DOSING OF TEEN NICOTINE GUM USE
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DA013849-01A2
Award Amount: $175,007.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a hand-held computer program to determine initial dosing and eventual tapering of nicotine gum use which targets and addresses the unique needs and smoking patterns of adolescent smokers. The product (NGDDD) will determine an initial dosing of gum use for adolescent smokers based on their baseline smoking behavior and then provide a scheduled dosing, dispensing and eventual gradual taper of gum use to promote appropriate initial nicotine gum use and minimize abuse liability. Following development and pilot testing, the NGDDD will be evaluated in a 6-week clinical trial with 40 teenage smokers. All subjects will receive nicotine gum and the NGDDD prototype device to use for a six-week period. Subjects will visit the clinic weekly to assess progress, gum use, side effects, and to receive their next week's supply of nicotine gum. The primary outcome measures for the feasibility study will be initial gum use, compliance with the dosing schedule, gum use at the end of the study and smoking cessation rates. Various program use variables also will be assessed to guide Phase II modifications.

Principal Investigator:

William T. Riley
7037581400
BRILEY@LIFESIGNUSA.COM

Business Contact:

Albert Behar
7037581400
ALBEHAR@LIFESIGN.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS
PERSONAL IMPROVEMNT COMPUTER SYS 12007 SUNRISE VALLEY DR, STE 480 RESTON, VA 22091

EIN/Tax ID: 541657983
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No