States get OK to shift U.S. opioid funding to growing meth, cocaine problems


Federal money that states get to combat the opioid crisis will be available starting next year to address the growing problem in the U.S. with methamphetamine cocaine and other psychostimulant addiction.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman announced recently that a bipartisan bill he sponsored called Combating Meth and Cocaine Act was approved, which means that states will have more flexibility in spending Opioid Response Grant funds.