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As we have been hearing in the news lately, the Opioids Crisis in Ohio is a serious issue. There are families being torn apart by the drugs. A lot of times citizens want to find a way to assist in stopping the epidemic and recently Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge allowed people to get involved. This $8 Million initiative is similar to what the NFL created with their concussion protocol. According to 10TV:

“Winners were selected from hundreds of ideas submitted by researchers, caregivers, service providers and individuals from Ohio, other states and nine countries. Each will receive $10,000 to take their idea to the next phase.

The $8 million Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge is modeled after the Head Health competition launched by the NFL, Under Armour and GE to address traumatic brain injuries sustained playing football. It’s part of a two-pronged strategy Ohio is pursuing to fight the deadly epidemic tied to prescription painkillers. It has also awarded $10 million in research-and-development grants.

Besides the top prizes awarded to ideas with the highest likelihood of success, 40 runners-up — 20 civilians and 20 technical professionals or experts — will be entered into a drawing to win $500 cash prizes.”

Do you think this will work?