Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

LAWMAKERS PLAN TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE (KSMX)- The New Mexico Department of health reported in 2017, 2 out of 3 overdose deaths in the state involved an opioid. This has made lawmakers of New Mexico to step up in the fight of opioid abuse.

According to KOB of Albuquerque, recently, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $600,000 to rural communities across New Mexico and Native American Country in order to help combat the opioid epidemic as well as their support for the 2019 CARE Act. If approved, the legislation would allocate $100 billion in federal funding over the next 10 years.

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