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Opioid treatment bill moves forward in Senate
Modern Healthcare

A bipartisan bill aimed at curbing the abuse of prescription opioid painkillers took another step forward in a procedural vote in the Senate on Monday.

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which was first introduced in 2014, provides funding to states for strengthening their prescription monitoring programs and providing more education and treatment opportunities for people with addiction issues. It also increases access to naloxone, a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses.