N.H. hospitals pledge $50 million for opioid treatment

A group of hospitals in New Hampshire has pledged $50 million over five years to help fund opioid addiction treatment programs, a big boost in the state with the country’s third largest rate of drug overdoses.

The state had previously funded its treatment programs out of liquor sales, but it had planned to divert that money in order to cover shortfalls due to federal Medicaid cutbacks. The hospital pledge will help keep the state programs running.

"Our partners in the health care industry have stepped forward to support the health of the citizens of New Hampshire by making a substantial investment into addressing the substance use disorder crisis,” Gov. Chris Sununu stated.

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