9 Sep 2019

US to fund opioid fight in Guam, FSM, American Samoa

11:23 am on 9 September 2019

A US federal agency has directed nearly $US2 million in funding to three Pacific states to fight an opioid crisis.

Tiltshift effect of prescription bottle for Oxycodone tablets and pills on wooden table for opioid epidemic illustration

Photo: 123RF/Steve Heap 2016

The money is part of a $US932 million government package given to US states and territories to combat drugs.

Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia and American Samoa will get $US630,000 each from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.