Congress has already authorized $6 billion to be spent on the issue, now it's a question of how to spend it. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Republicans in the House of Representatives plan on unveiling proposals addressing the opioid crisis in the coming weeks.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will kick off a series of hearings on the issue on Feb. 28, hearing from experts and advocates about what needs to be done in terms of health care, law enforcement and regulation to decrease the addiction that has ravaged communities across the country in recent years.

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