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(13newsnow.com) RICHMOND, VA – Governor Northam announced Monday that Virginia received another $9.76 million in a federal grant to help fight the opioid epidemic. This is the second consecutive year that the Department of Behavioral

(vtdigger.org) RICHMOND, VT – Vermont’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic are getting a $2 million boost from the federal government. The additional funding, announced Monday by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will expand state

(courtesy of northjersey.com) NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy filled in the details Tuesday of how he intends to spend $100 million on what he called a strategic and data-driven effort to address an increasingly deadly opioid crisis.

(npr.org) Here are a few basic facts about opioids. In 2016, opioids were linked to more deaths in the United States than car crashes. They killed more people than breast cancer, even more than guns.

(courtesy of therepublic.com) A matching-donation fund set up by a Columbus couple to support educational programs to prevent substance abuse reached its goal a week before the deadline. The $500,000 goal, which will result in

(photo: George Frey/Bloomberg) Cigna, one of America’s largest health insurers, says it has reduced the use of prescription opioids among its members by 25%. That percent reduction had been set as a goal in May 2016