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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tennessee and opioids
Tennessee is making progress in it's fight against opioid abuse. A recent study found that deaths last year decreased by 12 percent from 2016 levels. On Monday the US Senate passed a $3.8 billion bill to address opioid abuse. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 is made up of over 70 proposals from 72 senators and includes the work of five Senate committees. US Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee said: " Since last October, the Senate health committee has held seven hearings on the opioid crisis. We heard from governors, doctors, addiction experts, family members, and others, on how the federal government can be the best possible partner as we work to combat the opioid crisis. My hope is that the five Senate committees will work quickly with our House colleagues to reach an agreement, so the House can pass a final opioids package, the Senate can pass it, and we can send it to the president’s desk as quickly as possible.”


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