Washington says it wants to stop the opioid crisis, but politics get in the way

June 15, 2016 11:05 AM

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WASHINGTON -- Raise your hand if you're a public official and you want to end the heroin and opioid scourge. It's unanimous, then: Washington is officially in agreement -- on all but the methods and the money.

That was made clear again Tuesday when the White House renewed a call, first made in early February, to spend $1.1 billion over the next two years to fight addiction and provide recovery services -- with up to $45 million of it for Ohio. Congressional leaders decry the drug epidemic, but they say th...

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