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Oregon getting $600,000 to fight opioid epidemic

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The Oregon Department of Justice is getting $600,000 in grants to help fight the state’s opioid epidemic.

The money comes from a $2.4 million settlement with medical device company Medtronic over illegal promotion of bone graft technology.

The money will help fund an Oregon Health Authority effort to bring hospital and clinics in line with CDC guidelines for opioid prescriptions as well as an OHSU program that helps pregnant women suffering from addiction.

According to Oregon DOJ, this will be the second time it has used settlement funds to battle opioid addiction.

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