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Alabama Getting $6.3 Million to Fight Opioids

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The state of Alabama is getting $6.3 million in federal funding to help fight opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced grants last week to help fund community health centers and rural groups combatting the sometimes-deadly painkillers. The money will also be used for schools that are working to expand and improve…

New Law Provides More Access to Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdose

A newly enacted law expands access to Naloxone, a drug that can reverse some opioid overdoses in certain emergency situations. The law authorizes State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller to sign a standing order to allow Alabama‚Äôs pharmacists to dispense the medication to people in a position to assist others at risk of an overdose as well as to an…