A group of eight senators on Tuesday unveiled bipartisan legislation that would increase funding for addiction treatment and prevention by roughly $1 billion and impose a sweeping three-day limit on opioid prescriptions for initial pain treatment.

The CARA 2.0 Act, billed as the sequel to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of late 2016, would be the most substantive action Congress has taken to address the opioid crisis since President Trump took office.

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    Someone needs to tell the stupid lawmakers what is really going on. Fix the problem where the problem is not where it is easy for you to develop political soundbites for campaign F$ & Photo opportunities.

  • Someone needs to tell the stupid lawmakers what is really going on. Fix the problem where the problem is not where it is easy for you to develop political soundbites for campaign F$ & Photo opportunities.

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