OR gets $6.5 million from feds to fight opioid abuse
OR gets $6.5 million from feds to fight opioid abuse
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21 Abril, 2017, 18:20
In addition to the state grants within the 21st Century Cures Act, committee investigations also led to legislative solutions that ultimately were included in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The legislation authorized $1 billion over two years to states to combat the opioid epidemic.
One day after $200 million in state funding is made available to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic in NY, another $25 million is coming from the federal level.
Donnelly said, "After pushing for passage of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which is now law, I am pleased IN is receiving much-needed resources to help fund prevention efforts and treatment and recovery services. I agree with him that every effort and available resource should be at our disposal to fight this scourge that is harming so many West Virginians", said Senator Capito. States can use the federal grants to improve prescription drug monitoring programs, implement prevention activities, and train health care providers on overdose prevention and recognizing potential cases of substance abuse.
"As I've traveled across Minnesota, I've heard time and again how opioid addiction is tearing apart communities and destroying lives", Sen.
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