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Feds award $7.8 million grant to fight opioid abuse epidemic

Author: Adam McCoy - April 30, 2017 - Updated: May 1, 2017

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Colorado will receive $7.8 million in federal grant money to help battle opioid abuse in the state, as part of a landmark medical research bill signed late last year. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law late last year, boosted funding for medical research and accelerated the development and approval process of medical treatments. The act promised some $1 billion in federal funding to help battle the opioid abuse epidemic across the country.

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Adam McCoy

Adam McCoy

Adam McCoy covers Denver-area politics for Colorado Politics.