Ohio launches pioneering study on opioid addiction

Health professionals and scientists across the state will partner on new genetic research that will hopefully decrease overdoses.

Ohioans have been some of the hardest hit by the opioid crisis, and a new genetic study will aim to find a link that will hopefully help reduce the number of people who become addicted each year.

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost, who oversees scientists at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), is spearheading the effort, which will include a study of patient swabs collected at both UC and OSU hospitals. Nine scientists will study the results.

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