Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Heroin Abuse Bill Establishes Federal Funding For Inpatient Care

Hartford Courant, August 4, 2014

"U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is cosponsoring legislation that would establish a federal grant program to fund inpatient treatment for heroin abuse.

The bill is a response to a high rate of heroin overdose deaths in Connecticut and throughout the country that drew attention from local and national leaders this year. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in March described the problem of heroin and prescription drug abuse as an 'urgent public health crisis.'" Read more

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