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HHS Announces $485M in State Grants to Fight Opioid Addiction

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 951 | 0 | 0 min read

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that the agency will soon dispense the first round of grants authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act to fight opioid addiction. Passed in 2015, the act allowed HHS to earmark $485 million to help states and territories fund addiction prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives. The money will be divvied up based on states' overdose death rates and need for funding.  HHS sent letters to state governors about the grants this week. California, Texas, Ohio, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania are all slated to recei...

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