U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths - (Yahoo News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The US National Institutes of Health will spend $350 million in four states to evaluate ways to best deal with the country's opioid crisis on the local level, with the aim of decreasing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in select communities, as reported by Yahoo News.

  • The plan calls for research centers to collaborate with at least 15 communities affected by the crisis to measure how integrating various strategies, including how treatment interventions such as distributing anti-overdose drugs to schools, police and other first responders, can reduce overdoses.

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