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Legislation to tackle opioid problem goes to Obama

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A major federal legislative package to tackle the opioid and heroin problem here and around the country has been sent to President Barrack Obama’s desk for his signature.

The bipartisan package, called the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), was passed by the House last week and the Senate Wednesday night.

On Thursday morning, Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) held a conference call to review the impact on West Virginia, and in particular the piece of the package he introduced: The Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act…

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