Congress passes bill that could help fight opioid crisis in Washington state -Yakima Herald

Patty Murray supports the bill. Obama supports the bill. Much better than doing nothing. It will support efforts here on the Peninsula and give the power to craft the programs to the State, which is pushing the decision making process down to the regions. It’s a good deal. We may not see the likes of this again for some time.

Congress on Wednesday passed a bill that would allocate $1 billion over the next two years for state-level responses to the opioid epidemic, which is killing tens of thousands of people every year between heroin and prescription painkillers.

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