Nevada readies federal funds to fight opioid addiction (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nevada governments are planning to expand opioid treatment and addiction prevention services as they begin to receive the first allocations of money from settlements the state made with drug manufacturers.

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CPA Take:

The opioid crisis remains ongoing despite attempts to abate it and legal action to recoup costs associated with the plague. CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics indicate there were an estimated 107,622 drug overdose deaths in the United States during 202. The new data show overdose deaths involving opioids increased from an estimated 70,029 in 2020 to 80,816 in 2021.

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