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Gavel with drugs One component of the bill would push physicians to discuss pain management alternatives with Medicare patients. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Both parties got behind a bill designed to fight the misuse of opioids and other addictive medications, with a sole Republican voting against it as it passed in the Senate.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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