In national news:

A New Hampshire Senator has introduced legislation that would grant $600 million in emergency funds to federal programs aimed at reducing opioid and heroin abuse. According to a Business Insurance report, the bill would make the funds available as supplemental appropriations to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a statement released on her website, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said: “This should be an all-hands-on-deck moment, not just for New Hampshire, but for our country. We are losing lives daily and our first responders, healthcare providers and criminal justice system are overwhelmed. To stem the tide, we urgently need additional funding for prevention, treatment and recovery efforts, and this legislation would provide resources to those on the frontlines.”

Read more via Business Insurance here. Read more details about the bill here.

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