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Category: Opioids

Lawmakers push proposals to address fentanyl overdoses

A proposal to allow pharmacists and other medical workers to dispense drug adulterant tests is working its way through the General Assembly, advocates and lawmakers told reporters last week.
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Opioid settlement money to start flowing into state in second quarter

Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Friday that Illinois and local governments will start seeing money in the second quarter of this year from a $26 billion opioid agreement with three major pharmaceutical distributors and Johnson & Johnson.
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Cook County receives $2.6 million to establish ‘bridge clinic’ on Chicago’s west side

As Cook County expects to set another record for opioid-related deaths, its leaders on Tuesday celebrated new federal funding intended to increase access to medication-assisted treatment.
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