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Governor's Office News Release: Governor Dayton Announces New State Guidelines and Grants to Combat Opioid Abuse, Urges Legislative Action to Save Lives

4/26/2018 11:25:59 AM

Governor Mark Dayton today released /dhs/opip/opioid-guidelines/index.jspnew state guidelines designed to cut the risk of opioid addiction. The new guidelines, released last December in draft form, were developed by a work group made up of health care providers and community partners, and will help doctors and other health care providers decide when to prescribe these powerful pain killers, how much to prescribe, and how to monitor their use. Governor Dayton also announced $700,000 in new opioid prevention grants, which will fund local teams in eight Greater Minnesota communities to reduce opioid abuse before it begins.
 
Read more in a news release from the Governor's Office.
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