WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services said $53 million is being distributed to 44 states to fight opioid abuse. The money will be used to improve access to treatment and to reduce the over-prescription of pain killers. The government also hopes to lessen the number of drug-related deaths by making an overdose reversal drug more widely available.
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Among the major issued being debated on the presidential campaign trail, climate change is one the most polarizing. Josh Kraus-Haar of the National Journal said that liberal voters have the issue at the top of their priority list. "For Democrats, climate change, imposing regulations to reduce the amount of carbon in the environment is the top issue," Kraushaar said.