White House Allocating Nearly $2 Billion To Fight Opioid Crisis
WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES $1.8 BILLION IN FUNDING TO FIGHT OPIOID CRISIS
(CNN) – The White House is allocating nearly $2 billion to fight the opioid crisis.
On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that $932 million will go to state and local governments to provide treatment, recovery, and prevention.
Another $900 million will go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over a three year period.
In the announcement, Azar said drug overdose deaths were down 5% from 2017 to 2018. The first drop in decades.
President Trump is expected make an announcement from the White House about the grants Wednesday.