House overwhelmingly passes bill to fight opioid crisis

The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed legislation addressing the opioid crisis. The Senate is expected to soon send the measure to President Trump's desk. The bill lifts some limits on Medicaid paying for care at addiction treatment facilities, addressing restrictions that lawmakers called outdated.

The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed legislation addressing the opioid crisis. The Senate is expected to soon send the measure to President Trump's desk. The bill lifts some limits on Medicaid paying for care at addiction treatment facilities, addressing restrictions that lawmakers called outdated. It cracks down on illicit opioids being imported by mail and also lifts limits on nurse practitioners and other providers being able to prescribe buprenorphine. Friday's bill comes after the government funding bill increased anti-opioid funding up to $3.8 billion this year.