Engulfed in Opioid Deaths, Ohio Turns to Science
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Last year Ohio poured nearly $1 billion into fighting the crisis through prevention, treatment and law enforcement. But the state keeps surpassing its own grim statistics. Exasperated, local authorities have begun confronting the disaster from another angle—technology. In May the state signed off on Gov. John Kasich’s request to invest $20 million in accelerating high-tech scientific measures to address the situation. Universities, hospitals, and medical device manufacturers are now vying for grant money with proposals that include implantable therapeutic meshes and systems that deliver electric nerve jolts.