DateJuly 10, 2018
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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Hurry Up and Wait?

From January through June 2018, it seemed legislative efforts to address the national opioid epidemic were the primary focus of congressional work. No fewer than eight committees in both chambers held hearings and produced numerous bills in an attempt to help address the public health crisis. These bills are in various stages of the legislative process, and no recent legislation has been signed into law yet. Even if a bill is signed into law soon, there will surely be additional opportunities for more opioid-related policy changes in the coming years.

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