Hassan pushes legislation to provide fentanyl test strips

Published: Sep. 28, 2023 at 6:07 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan is trying to fight overdose deaths with fentanyl test strips.

Hassan has introduced the Advancing Lifesaving Efforts with Rapid Test Strips for Communities Act, or the ALERT Communities Act.

The act would ensure state and local communities can use state opioid response grants to buy to fentanyl and Xylazine test strips.

It would also require the secretary of health and human aervices to create a research framework for test strip technology.