New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation intended to curb the opioid addiction epidemic.
The law limits initial opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply and mandates that state-regulated health insurers cover six-months of inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment.
Christie says he's not sure how much that will cost.
"Because you don't know how many people are going to take advantage of this and utilization is going to drive a lot regarding the costs. But the fact is whatever the cost is of this it's certainly less than 1600 lives a year."