WASHINGTON D.C. – The US Senate passing legislation to help address the country’s addiction to drugs.
The bill is co-sponsored by senators Angus King and Susan Collins.
King acknowledges the bill is not perfect but calls it “a significant step in the right direction.”
Known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, it will expand prevention efforts, increase the availability of naloxone to first responders, create more disposal sites for unwanted prescription medications and strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs.
The senate failed last week to pass 600 million dollars in emergency funding to combat the issue.
King and Collin’s bill now moves to the house.