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Minnesota steps up fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is about to increase its campaign warning about the dangers of pain killers known as opioids.

State officials also plan to work with medical and pharmaceutical professionals about the risks of overprescribing the drugs.

The state announced Monday, Sept. 19, it is receiving $2.5 million from the federal government to fight heroin and prescribed pain killers such as morphine, codeine, methadone, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Fentanyl and buprenorphine.


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