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Indiana Receives $21 Million To Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

By Jill Sheridan, IPB News | Published on in Government, Health

The state will receive $21 million over the next three years to prevent drug overdose deaths.

The money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used to improve data collection, increase prescription drug monitoring and provide harm reduction training.

READ MORE: Report: Indiana Losing Out On Federal Opioid Funding

The Indiana State Department of Health says the number of drug overdose deaths declined in 2018 compared to the prior year.

Contact Jill at jsheridan@wfyi.org or follow her on Twitter at @JillASheridan.