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“We applaud the House’s passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which provides much needed funding to address the opioid misuse and overdose epidemic. Passage brings us one step closer to real and meaningful changes that will help the millions of Americans affected by this public health crisis. It is now the Senate’s turn to act quickly and pass the legislation which will allow implementation of important polices that will have an immediate effect on preventing and treating opioid misuse, addiction and overdose and supporting people in recovery.
To do this, it is critical that the upcoming continuing resolution includes a provision to immediately start the flow of these funds into communities across America. These programs are needed now; we cannot afford to wait.”