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Oklahoma receives CDC grant of more than $1M



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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The CDC has awarded Oklahoma a grant of more than $1 million that will be distributed over the next three years to help prevent prescription drug overdoses.

The Oklahoman reports Thursday (http://bit.ly/VqYfxy ) the grant will help Oklahoma officials improve the state's prescription drug monitoring program and identify drug abuse hot spots.

The CDC says Oklahoma has the sixth-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the U.S.

Oklahoma is one of four states that will receive money to improve its prescription drug monitoring program. The other three are Kentucky, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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