Congress Short-Changes Opioid Crisis, Passing Bill Without Necessary Funding

Opioid bill passes, but there's little money to act on its wish list


WASHINGTON — With hold-your-nose support from most Democrats, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday to curb heroin and opioid abuse. The vote all but assured that President Barack Obama will sign the measure into law despite concerns about its lack of assured funding to address the nation's growing drug problem. The Comprehensive Addiction and…

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