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Trump Signs Sweeping Opioid Bill Into Law

Oct. 24, 2018, 6:59 PM

President Donald Trump signed a massive opioids bill into law Oct. 24 that expands Medicaid’s reach and emphasizes medication-assisted drug abuse treatments.

The legislation (H.R. 6) is a compromise reached between Republicans and Democrats in both chambers after months of deliberation on how best to combat the opioid epidemic, which contributed to roughly 115 overdose deaths per day in the U.S. in 2017.

Trump called the bill the “the single largest bill to combat drug crisis in our history of our country,” during the press conference Oct. 24.

In a rare occurrence, Melania Trump addressed the crowd as...

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