Ohio will pay to support the development of pain management alternatives, mobile applications to improve the treatment of addiction and other advanced technologies through $ 10 million in competitive grants.
The 15 award winners from the Ohio Third Border Commission's competition supporting scientific advances addressing the national opiate epidemic were announced on Thursday. The research and technology initiative made up to $ 12 million available.
The grant competition is part of Ohio's dual strategy to drive innovative research and development in the science of opiates and addictions.
The second element is an Ohio Opioid of $ 8 million Technology Challenge. State officials generated ideas for the contest on Thursday with a Tech2025 hackathon event in New York.
Ohio registered 4,050 overdose deaths last year, one of the highest in the country. Many were related to heroin and synthetic opiates such as fentanyl.
Ohio will name winners of up to $ 12 million in opiate science grants