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Federal Government Allocates $12 million to fight opioid epidemic

Steven Rains - September 5, 2019 5:44 pm

The federal government has allocated almost $12 million to two agencies in Oklahoma to help treat opioid addiction.

The funds are part of $1.8 billion in federal dollars that President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday to fight opioid addiction nationwide and is unrelated to settlements and civil judgments won by the state in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

The Oklahoma Department of Health will receive almost $4.2 million to better track opioid overdoses. More than $7.6 million is being awarded to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to continue funding prevention, treatment and recovery programs for opioid abuse.

 

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