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Polymer Mesh Developed by Akron Researchers to Help Ohio Opiod Crisis

Provisional counts compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that as of June 2017, Ohio was ranked 3rd in the United States at a count of 5,256 for most opiod overdose deaths. Only Florida at 5,604 deaths, and Pennsylvania at 5,392, had more. It is obvious by the numbers that Ohio is in an opiod crisis.

Researchers at the University of Akron (UA) have developed an implantable polymer mesh to deliver non-opiod pain medication to patients post surgery. The idea for the mesh came from lab work on hernia and skin repair and 3D drug printing.

Read more about this new polymer mesh developed at UA and how it will help in the opiod crisis gripping our state and our country on The Alliance Review website.

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