Oklahoma gets $11.8 million in US funds for opioid epidemic
September 6, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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...