Sen. Blumenthal to announce new bill to fight opioid epidemic

Hartford

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be at the state capitol on Friday to announce a new bill.

Senator Blumenthal will be joined by advocates and families impacted by the opioid epidemic at 11 a.m. in Hartford to introduce the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Care Act. 

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The new bill would bring over $500 million a year to Connecticut to support prevention, treatment, recovery, and support programs for people addicted to opioids.

That bill has been co-sponsored by nearly 100 members of Congress. 

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