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CCD: Connecticut to get new funding to combat opioid epidemic

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Connecticut will get new funding to help combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Connecticut Congressional Delegation.

More than $300,000 will be used to develop surveillance systems to address the rising rate of opioid-related overdoses.

The systems will specifically focus on heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.

The CDC is expected to announce additional funding later this summer.

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