Republican State Budget Plan Sets Aside 170-Million for Opioid Epidemic


Republicans in the Ohio House have unveiled their two-year state budget plan and it includes an attempt to address Ohio's heroin problem.

They want to create a smartphone app and 24-hour hot line that would direct addicts to the nearest community resource for help. They set aside 170-million dollars to address the issues related to prescription painkillers and heroin.

Opioids are a huge problem in Ohio. Health officials say no community is immune. The Franklin County Health Commission has said "everyone should consider carrying Narcan." Narcan reverses the effects of an overdose of heroin. It can and has saved lives.


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