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A bill to end the opioid epidemic dies in the Senate

FLORIDA - A bill to remove the opioid painkiller fentanyl from Florida's Medicaid program is now headed for the Senate Health Committee.On Wednesday, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., introduced legislation to make the opioid treatment-only program a state program, instead of an individual one.Under the legislation, Medicaid would be reimbursed for drug treatments at a rate of less than 1 percent

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