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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...



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