Opioid crisis sparks innovative proposals in fight against epidemic

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Written by Michelle Chavez.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s call for scientific breakthroughs to fight the opioid epidemic has organizations around the state stepping up with proposals to solve the national crisis.

Project ideas have so far come from 44 organizations and include remote-controlled medication dispensers, monitoring devices for addicts, heat therapy, mobile apps and pain-relieving massage gloves.

These organizations are competing for a total of $20 million in grant money divided into two different types of initiatives, according to the Ohio Development Services Agency.

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Originally published August 9, 2017.

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