Legislation with Mental Health Reforms, Opioid Prevention Funding Heads to Senate



A major medical innovation bill that could help children and families with mental health reforms and funding to fight opioid addiction is headed to the U.S. Senate.

The $6.3 billion bill, the 21st Century Cures Act, is largely devoted to changing the way medical drugs and devices are approved in the United States. But various other provisions hitched a ride on the bill the House approved Wednesday by a vote of 392-26.

The Senate is expected to consider the legislation next week, and the White House has weighed in with support for it.


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