The 21st Century CURES legislation was enacted in December 2016. It provided $1 billion in federal funds over two years to states and communities to fight the heroin and prescription drug epidemic.
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While this funding is “another positive step forward,” Portman said, “We must do more.”
Portman said bills, including legislation he’s passed and introduced, “will help us turn the tide of addiction in Ohio and around the country.”
Portman has introduced the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention Act, which seeks to stop synthetic drugs like fentanyl from being shipped into the U.S., and the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act 2.0, which is designed to provide additional resources and strengthen the federal government’s response to the opioid crisis.