Indiana underfunded in effort to fight opioid abuse, report says

An Indianapolis-based foundation contends that many states – including Indiana – are not getting their fair share of federal money to combat opioid abuse.

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation issued a report Tuesday describing a disconnect between opioid intervention funding and drug overdose deaths.

The analysis “shows that the amount of funding flowing to states is not aligned with their share of opioid-related deaths. This creates clear winners and losers: Some states receive significantly more funding than their proportion of the nation’s opioid-related deaths, while others receive far less,” the foundation said in a report summary.