The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved five bills to address the opioid crisis, which include provisions aimed at increasing participation in drug take-back programs, strengthening Drug Enforcement Administration discretion in setting opioid quotas, and reducing demand for illicit narcotics. The House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee also have advanced legislation to address the opioid crisis, and the Senate Finance Committee yesterday introduced 22 opioid-related bills.

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