Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Bureau of Indian Affairs, White House team up to fight prescription drug overdoses


Top officials from the White House and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) have a plan aimed at reducing the opioid epidemic among tribal members.

Oklahoma will be the first state to start the program leaders said is proven to save lives.

Representatives with the Indian Health Services and the BIA announced Wednesday that they are rolling out a pilot program in 2016 that would equip BIA officers with the drug naloxone.


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