That’s a Lot of Suboxone –
April 6, 2018 – New Hampshire’s hospitals have agreed to spend $50 million over the next five years to fund the programs that combat the state’s ongoing opioid crisis. The announcement Friday by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu helps address a long-running debate over how the state would fund drug treatment and prevention programs. Until now, funding for the programs came from a share of the profits from liquor sales. But the state wants to use that money to help fund Medicaid costs as federal funding decreases, which some feared could put treatment funding at risk. “This is a great example for planning for the long term, thinking creatively, and simply not accepting the way we used to do it,” Sununu said of the partnership with the New Hampshire Hospital Association. “Our partners in the health care industry have stepped forward to support the health of the citizens of New Hampshire by making a substantial investment into addressing the substance use disorder crisis.