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More than $5 million headed to state to support fight against opioid epidemic

Wednesday, September 4, 2019  
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Wisconsin Health News

Around $5.2 million in new federal funding is heading to Wisconsin to help fight the opioid epidemic, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Tuesday.

The money, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will help the Department of Health Services' opioid surveillance and prevention efforts.

Baldwin pushed for the money.

"Washington needs to do more to address the opioid epidemic," she said in a statement. "A strong partnership with state and local officials is essential to an effective response." 

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