Recently, Michael Bloomberg's charity has granted the state of Michigan $10M to combat opioid related deaths. Although this is an extremely virtuous act, it remains quite concerning that Michigan was one of two states selected for first round funding -- highlighting the severity of the problem within the region. The program includes increasing medical funding in prisons and better distributing the revival medication. With 2,694 drug related deaths in 2017, a 14% increase, it seems as though this initiative is merely a step towards a sustainable solution.
Is this money being allocated the most effective way? If not, what other aspects should be funded? Aside from this donation, what are some actions the state government should take to combat this issue?