A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States' opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
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The legislation, which also covers other types of substance abuse, expands treatment options and removes a ban on Medicaid reimbursing residential treatment at certain facilities with more than 16 beds, the Associated Press reported.
There is also $60 million earmarked for babies who are born drug-dependent and authorization for programs that place drug offenders into treatment instead of behind bars.
The legislation also requires the U.S. Postal Service to screen international packages for a synthetic form of opioids called fentanyl, the AP reported.
Last year, nearly 48,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses.
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