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House Passes Package Of More Than 50 Bills On Opioid Crisis

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House Passes Package Of More Than 50 Bills On Opioid Crisis
The bills will likely now be combined and sent to the Senate.
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The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a package of more than 50 bills addressing the opioid epidemic.

The measure includes calls for the development of non-addictive painkillers, expands access to addiction treatment and requires certain prescriptions to be written electronically for better tracking.

The package also includes Jessie's Law, which would make a patient's addiction history a part of their medical records.

The bills will likely now be combined and sent to the Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said opioid legislation was on the upper chamber's summer "to-do" list.