Week ahead: The Senate is finishing its portion of the upcoming opioids legislation.

Modern Healthcare: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will debate legislation April 24 as Congress pedals toward the Memorial Day deadline to complete its opioids package.

HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said he sees a proposal to support the National Institutes of Health work on non-addictive painkillers as the "holy grail" for solving the epidemic.

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