Opioid Abuse Bill Passes U.S. House Without Funds Attached

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  • Heroin, prescription opioids cause record number of deaths
  • Election-year jolt sought in states including Ohio, Wisconsin

A heroin user prepares to inject himself on March 23, 2016, in New London, Connecticut.

Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images

The U.S. House passed legislation aimed at curbing opioid addiction in a bid for a rare bipartisan agreement in Congress that also may aid the campaigns of vulnerable Republicans from states hard hit by the crisis.

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