Ark. gets grant to help with accessibility to opioid-use data

 — The Department of Justice has issued a news release stating that Arkansas has received a grant to improve accessibility and use of opioid-epidemic data.

This is good news coming on the heels of the recent headlines in news medias that show the widespread epidemic of opioid abuse.

The press release from the APA states that Arkansas currently has the second highest opioid-prescribing rate in the nation, and some of the highest rates of opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths.