Maine gets more than $600K to better track opioid overdoses

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will receive more than $600,000 from the federal government to improve drug abuse prevention efforts and better track opioid overdoses.

The money is coming in the form of two grants. One is from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the other is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say the grants will help keep better track of fatal and nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses in the state. Collins and King say the money will help health care workers in Maine better understand and fight against the drug epidemic in the state.

Collins is a Republican and King is an independent.

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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