White House aides and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are cheering $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid crisis in the recently approved budget deal, but treatment advocates and drug policy experts are concerned the uptick in funding won’t be spent wisely and isn’t nearly enough.
More than three months after President Trump declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, activists and health care providers say they’re still waiting for some other action.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health has unanimously endorsed a task force’s recommendation to open what could become the nation’s first legal safe injection sites aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic.
Ongoing city projects and work involving the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress initiative will be highlighted next month during Mayor Jim Lienhoop’s State of the City speech.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Medicaid’s former Chief Medical Officer Andrey Ostrovsky about his uncle’s fatal drug overdose and his efforts to destigmatize opioid addiction.
A drug-addiction treatment program for indigent male inmates in the Columbus area could open as soon as this fall.
Saying the Trump administration has yet to offer any new funds to fight the growing opioid epidemic, some Senate Democrats are demanding answers about what the White House is doing to address the problem.
Bartholomew County 211, which connects local residents to resources within the community, will have an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12.