Scientists are Developing Path that Warns of Oncoming Drug Overdose

With the United States facing an epidemic of drug overdoses, researchers are developing a wearable patch that can detect an oncoming opioid overdose and deliver doses of a drug that could save lives.

The Indiana University Bloomington research team has received a three-year, $3.8 million grant from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop the patch, which combines two separate cutting-edge technologies, said co-developer Dr. Ken Mackie, chair of the university’s Center for Biomolecular Science.

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