Tag: opioid crisis

RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

St. Louis County awarded $1 million to combat opioid epidemic

In order to fight the opioid epidemic that’s affecting the lives of St. Louis County residents, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The two grants, totaling $1 million will be used to fund efforts over a three-year period, according to St. Louis County officials. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said this funding will help reduce the number of victims in the county. […]