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HHS announces $485 million in grants to states to combat opioid crisis

HHS announces they will provide $485 million in grants to all 50 states. These grants are provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act passed in December and represents the first of two rounds of grants. The grants are provided through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The first year of funding is being released quickly, whereas the letter from Secretary Price announcing this...

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