Senators Seek Opioid Fee to Aid Treatment

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With money tight and the opioid epidemic continuing, Connecticut's U.S. senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, are proposing a new way to create as much as $1 billion for addiction treatment, the Hartford Courant reports. They want a fee of 1 cent per milligram of active opioid be added to prescriptions. The money would go to treatment. "We have to . . .

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