A former Tennessee correctional officer could receive $160,000 in back pay and damages after he was forced to resign for taking Suboxone to treat his opioid use disorder.
Even as it leads the U.S. in overdose deaths, the state has been slow to use one of the most effective addiction treatments.
The president said he will sign the bill, but he has reservations about its lack of funding.
The good news: Feds are already moving to increase access to a top addiction treatment.
The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule change in March. But senators say it doesn't go far enough.