Biden administration awards $1.5 billion to combat opioid disaster
US President Joe Biden speaks in regards to the DISCLOSE Act on the Roosevelt Room of the White Home in Washington, DC on September 20, 2022.
Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Photos
The Biden administration introduced Friday it’s awarding $1.5 billion in grants to assist states, territories and tribal lands fight the opioid disaster.
The grants will broaden entry to remedy and restoration assist providers, enable states to put money into higher overdose schooling and improve the accessibility of FDA-approved naloxone merchandise, that are used to assist reverse an opioid overdose.
Final 12 months, greater than 107,000 individuals died after overdosing within the U.S., in line with knowledge from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. The determine marked a 15% improve in overdose-related deaths from 2020.
Members of the Biden administration, together with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, attended a Restoration Month Summit Friday to point out assist for people in restoration and talk about the grant funding.