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21st Century Cures Act Signed Into Law!

On December 7, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote of 94-to-5. Today, President Obama signed it into law.  Key provisions include substance use disorders research, criminal justice reform and mental health initiatives, including $1 billion dollars in grants for states to fight the opioid epidemic. Speaking at the passage of the bill by the Senate, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) stated "we lose one American...