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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today an $11.7 million Health and Human Services grant to help combat the opioid crisis in Louisiana.

This funding will help states and local governments track opioid data and support their work in preventing overdoses and saving lives.

“Louisiana lost more people to opioid deaths than to car accidents last year,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “The opioid crisis is ruining lives and hurting families.  This grant will help Louisiana officials track overdose data and then use that data to help save lives.”