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County gets grant to pay for prescription drug addiction programs

 Posted: 11:35 AM September 25, 2013

Jackson County has received a federal grant designed to attack prescription drug addiction from several angles.

The Bureau of Justice Fiscal Year 2013 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program totals $393,575 in funds. The funds are designed to pay for designing standards when it comes to opiate addiction and developing protocols for the use of naxolone, or Narcan, a substance designed to halt opiate-based drug overdoses.

Jackson County's Board of Commissioners approved acceptance of the grant today at the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium.

"This will really help to work on that program," Commissioner John Rachor said.

The grant will also pay for educational campaigns and materials related to the dangers of prescribing narcotics.

— Ryan Pfeil

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