The opioid problem has become a national crisis over the past several years. Statistics show 115 people die daily due to opioid overdose. The Justice Department nationally awarded 320 million dollars to assist in making a profound impact on the opioid crisis.
Nebraska was given 1.3 million dollars to promote prevention, treatment, and enforcement. The money will be used to strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs through improvement of prescriber enrollment and actually utilizing the program. The money will also take a look at problematic prescribing and geographic areas that raise the most concern.
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