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October 17, 2017

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Task force to review progress combating opioid crisis

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval is calling together a task force to review efforts to combat the opioid crisis and gauge if grant money aimed at the problem is being spent wisely.

Reports from state and federal agencies and medical licensing boards will be presented at the meeting Monday in Carson City.

Sandoval said progress has been made, but more must be done.

“Nevada has been the beneficiary of millions of dollars in grant funding, providing critical resources to combat the disease in our communities, and this task force will help ensure our funds are used in a combination with our state recommendations and policy initiatives,” he said.

The governor wants a report on whether recommendations made during Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit last year are being acted upon.