Federal Funding Comes In For PA Opioid Epidemic

The state has received federal funding to help in its fight against the opioid epidemic. Department of Health Deputy Secretary Ray Barishansky says $5.1 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used in a number of areas, including pharmacy outreach and education, public information campaigns, hiring staff for data collection and training first responders. With the distribution of record amounts of the opioid overdose reversal antidote naloxone being given out and with better data collection Barishansky says progress is being made in the fight against the opioid epidemic.