COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio will pay to support the development of pain management alternatives, mobile applications to improve addiction treatment and other advanced technologies through $ 10 million in competitive grants.
The 15 winners of the Ohio Third Border Grant The Commission's competence to support scientific advances addressing the national opiate epidemic was 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 opioid science and addiction.
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 recorded 4,050 overdose deaths last year, one of the highest in the country. Many were related to heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
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