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Lack of Opioid Abuse Hub for Data, Resources Raises GOP Hackles

Aug. 28, 2019, 9:22 AM

House Republicans want to know why the Department of Health and Human Services hasn’t established an online dashboard that would help local officials and communities find resources to combat the opioid crisis.

Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are asking HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir for a briefing to get more information about implementation of the dashboard, according to an Aug. 28 letter first obtained by Bloomberg Law.

Some communities have struggled to get access to federal opioids funding and to find information about substance use disorders.

This dashboard “is a much-needed tool for the...

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