“The Obama administration is planning to devote an additional $100 million to fight the national drug addiction epidemic as deaths from substances like heroin and prescription painkillers reach record-breaking levels.
About one-third of that funding will be devoted to addiction-fighting medications, which have been the cornerstone of the government’s approach to fighting opioid use.
“This is money that will make a difference in your states, so let’s do it together,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told a group of the nation’s governors gathered in West Virginia.
“So you have a sense — that’s large,” she said, veering from her prepared remarks.”
The HHS press release can be accessed at: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2015pres/07/20150725a.html
Source: The Hill.com – July 25, 2015