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Iowa Gov. Reynolds announces $17.5 million for opioid recovery programs

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that $17.5 million in state American Rescue Plan Act funds will be used to offer a range of opioid prevention and recovery programs on Thursday. Reynolds’ announcement comes after Iowa lawmakers failed to agree on a plan to spend over $47 million in opioid settlement funds this legislative session. The funds come from a multi-state lawsuit that former Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat, led against opioid manufacturers and pharmacies for ignoring red flags in the opioid epidemic. Lawmakers were split on how to...

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