State officials continue battling the opioid epidemic, and now they have a new plan of attack. A plan set forth by Attorney General Adam Laxalt has been approved to pay more than $1 million toward the fight against prescription opioid abuse.
The five-point plan calls for five incinerators to be installed throughout the state for drug disposal. It will also supply first responders with medication that reverses overdoses, and a full-time investigator will be assigned to the FBI Opioid Task Force.
The money will be taken from a $5.3 million dollar settlement with Volkswagen from the company’s emissions scandal case. Laxalt stated, “One Nevadan dies daily from a drug overdose and this initiative will help the state face the epidemic and prevent more overdoses.”