PAMED Public Health Alert: New Actions Announced for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' Overdose Prevention Strategy

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2024

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) marked two years of its Overdose Prevention Strategy by announcing bold new actions to combat overdoses. These actions include finalizing a rule that will dramatically expand access to life-saving medications for opioid use disorder, announcing that certain grant funds may now be used to purchase xylazine test strips (XTS), and releasing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) updated Overdose Prevention and Response Toolkit.

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