Hamilton County saw an increase in opioid overdose deaths in 2017. The statistics released in March 2018 from the Hamilton County Coroner show 529 succumbing to overdose, compared to 403 in 2016 and 414 in 2015.
Last year, Ohio Governor John Kasich called on Ohio Third Frontier to find scientific solutions and technology to fight the epidemic. Through the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, which is “a three-phase, prize-based competition to find technology-based solutions that address or improve opioid abuse prevention, treatment and overdose avoidance and response,” technologists are coming together to find solutions to battle the crisis.
Click here to read the complete article. Story excerpt provided by Cincy Inno. Written by Mark Payne. Originally published May 3, 2018.