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Opioids: A national crisis needs a federal response

[From The Globe and Mail, April 11, 2016] On March 7, Health Minister Jane Philpott received a letter from U.S. senators urging Canada to join forces in combatting prescription drug abuse.

Four days later, a bipartisan bill supporting a national drug-addiction program sprinted through the U.S. Senate with a 94-1 vote, in an unprecedented display of unity that has rarely been seen between Republicans and Democrats in recent years.

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