Ohio government, companies and organizations seek non-opioid pain management options

A medical company hopes a clinical study on one of its devices will help efforts to reduce drug prescriptions that have played a role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic.

Cleveland-based Innovative Medical Equipment was among the seven 2017 recipients of funding from an Ohio Third Frontier Commission initiative seeking new technological solutions to address the opioid crisis.

The company was awarded $177,500 to help fund a clinical trial at University Hospitals of the company’s ThermaZone device, a heating and cooling thermal therapy instrument that has primarily been marketed to patients who are recovering from orthopedic surgery.

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Story excerpt provided by The Vindicator.

Written by Jordyn Grzelewski.

Originally published September 25, 2018.

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