April 18, 2018

Springfield Republican: Massachusetts could get $120 million to fight opioid abuse under Elizabeth Warren-sponsored bill

Massachusetts could receive nearly $120 million in annual federal funding to help cities and towns combat opioid abuse under legislation U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, introduced Wednesday. 
The bill, entitled the "Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act," calls for federal lawmakers to combat opioid abuse similar to how Congress addressed the HIV/AIDs epidemic under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act nearly 30 years ago.
It seeks to allocate $100 billion in federal funding over 10 years to help states, counties and cities hit hardest by the opioid abuse crisis expand treatment options, support first responders and prevent future addictions, according to the sponsors.

Read the full article on the Springfield Republican website here.

By:  Shannon Young
Source: Springfield Republican