Skip to Main Content

BOSTON — The three years since Cerebral’s launch have been a whirlwind. With a promise to expand access to mental health care and medications online, the company landed a stunning $462 million in funding by the end of 2021. But by summer 2022, the company was under intense pressure as its prescribing and business practices drew scrutiny from federal agencies and prosecutors.

As Cerebral navigates the fallout of those investigations and a fast-changing telehealth landscape, its CEO stressed that Cerebral is working to improve the quality of mental health care.


“I’m really confident about the clinical side of what we have been doing and we are doing going forward,” David Mou, a physician who took over as CEO of the embattled company in May, said Wednesday at the STAT Summit.

Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free!


Create a display name to comment

This name will appear with your comment

There was an error saving your display name. Please check and try again.