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Obama urges more funding for opioid addiction treatment

Tue Mar 29 14:15:20 EDT 2016 | CBS News
President Obama said Thursday that while steps are being taken to help address the epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States, more funding is needed to ensure that addicts get the treatment they need when they need it. "The good news is that because it's having an impact on so many people ... we're seeing a bipartisan interest in addressing this problem, not just taking a one-size-fits-all approach," Mr. Obama told a crowd in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon after being introduced by Republican..

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