Federal legislation to tackle opioid crisis due to become law; Whitehouse one of four sponsors

U.S. SEN. Sheldon Whitehouse said he has
U.S. SEN. Sheldon Whitehouse said he has "heard from countless Rhode Islanders whose lives and communities have been turned upside down by the opioid addiction crisis … This money will be put to good use in Rhode Island to address this public health crisis we’re facing,” / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE
WASHINGTON – The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which aims to fight opioid addiction and promote opioid prevention and treatment programs comprehensively on several fronts, will soon become federal law. In 2014, CARA’s authors, U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), began consulting experts and practitioners in the…

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