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House Panel Seeks Details on States’ Use of Opioid Response Funds

Sept. 19, 2019, 8:07 PM

A bipartisan group of House leaders is asking 16 states how they’re using federal funds to improve opioid use disorder treatment and recovery.

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, including Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and ranking Republican Greg Walden (R-Ore.), sent letters to find out how much states have received in total, the challenges they’ve faced in getting funds to local communities, and if they have the ability to focus funds on the hardest hit areas in their states.

“The continued magnitude of overdose deaths indicates that there is more work to be done, and continued federal,...

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