WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will allocate a total of $326,930 in funds to help Louisiana fight the opioid epidemic. This is in addition to the $8.1 million Sen. Kennedy helped secure for Louisiana in April.
“Opioid addiction is a dire problem in our state, and we must work together to help our Louisiana families who are battling this epidemic,” said Sen. Kennedy. “I am grateful for these funds that will allow us to continue to fight against opioid related deaths and prevent families from being torn apart.”