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“We support swift passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, which provides $1 billion to address the opioid misuse and overdose epidemic. We can all agree that prevention and treatment programs are desperately needed in this country; more than 120 Americans die from drug overdoses every day and more than half of Americans say that they or someone they know has misused, been addicted to, or died due to overdose from prescription pain medications.
The time to act is now to turn the tide on this epidemic. This legislation can help create real change for the millions of Americans impacted by the opioid crisis. In addition to the passage of this bill, we are calling for the upcoming continuing resolution to include a provision to immediately start the flow of these funds into communities across America.”