extortion” on the Senate floor. Her zealous opposition stems from major donations given to both Democrats and Republicans by Big Pharma during the act’s legislative process.

The new bill noted that pharmaceutical companies aligned with the interest of ailing patients suffering from chronic pain, an emotional tug showing an alliance between Big Pharma and its consumers.

Warren said she would fight it, despite overwhelming bipartisan support.

The act is step toward treating opioid addiction, ending cancer and treating Alzheimer’s, an example of what progress can accomplish when both parties unite, President Barack Obama said in a White House statement. “This bill will make a big difference, and I look forward to signing it as soon as it reaches my desk.”

Senate overwhelmingly passes 21st Century Cures Act
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Senate overwhelmingly passes 21st Century Cures Act
The Senate passed much-needed health care legislation on Wednesday that will provide $1 billion in funding for the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction.
Cesar Gamboa
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