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To fight opioid epidemic, Georgia starts website to distribute $638 million settlement

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024

From 2010 to 2020, the total number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Georgia increased by 207%, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. But there is new funding to decrease that loss of lives. Recently, a new website was launched with the Georgia Opioid Crisis Abatement,, to help guide applicants seeking funding from the Purdue Pharma settlement Georgia was part of in 2021. The state has secured $638 million for state and local governments to fund programming around addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services, and more to...

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