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Federal Government Awards Grants to States To Take on Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price announced that HHS will provide $485 million in grants to help states and territories with the opioid overdose epidemic. The funding, which is the first of two rounds provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act, will be provided through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “Through a sustained focus on people, patients, and partnerships, I am confident that together we can turn the tide on this public health crisis,” said Secretary Price in his letter to governors. Read more here.

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