LIFE HEALTH-OPIOID-EPIDEMIC MYO

The opioid epidemic continues to affect thousands of people.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday awarded nearly $2 billion in grants to all 50 states and some local governments to help fight the opioid crisis.

The office of Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., said Nebraska received over $4 million. In a statement, Fischer said the money "represents another important step in our ongoing fight to combat drug addiction, which continues to harm our families and communities.''

Health and Human Services Alexander Azar said the grants come from money that President Donald Trump secured from Congress last year.

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