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House Passes Landmark Opioid Restrictions Bill

House Passes Landmark Opioid Restrictions Bill

HARTFORD — The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a landmark bill to address opioid abuse that supporters predict would save lives and serve as a model for other states.

The measure, which now moves to the Senate for consideration, was crafted with input from Republicans and Democrats across the state. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy also helped shape the legislation.

Suggestions for the bill "came from Easton to Enfield, from Hartford to Hartland, Bristol to Brookfield, everywhere — because they're digging graves in every town in Connecticut,'' said Rep. Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford. "Someone will die this week, someone will die next week. ... The...

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