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About $11.9 million heading to Wisconsin to fight opioid epidemic

09/05/2019 1:03 PM | Anonymous

September 5, Wisconsin Health News

Around $11.9 million is heading to Wisconsin to help fight the opioid epidemic, Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday.

The money comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and will support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

On Tuesday, Baldwin announced a $5.2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which will support opioid surveillance efforts. Baldwin pushed for both pots of money.

"We must act immediately and put these federal investments to work in Wisconsin to support our continued fight against this deadly crisis," she said in a statement.


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