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WASHINGTON — Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a bipartisan budget agreement that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion and raise spending meant to address the opioid and mental health crisis by $6 billion over the next two years.

The White House endorsed the agreement during its announcement on the Senate floor. The House is likely to pass it with few changes, staving off another government shutdown or continuing spending resolution that had loomed if no agreement was reached.

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  • We need to start w the pharmaceutical industry. That’s ehere ppl usually are first exposed to opioids. Then because they’re expensive and hard to get, The now addicted ppl turn to heroin. I just hope it doesn’t make it harder for pain patients to get the relief they need.

  • That will make Andrew Kolodney, PROPaganda, the secret club inside the CDC and Allof those who are standing in line waiting for the massive windfall profits to be reaped off the suffering of the addict, this should buy lots of plane tickets, cheap madonalds meals and cirgarettes

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