The Democratic-led state Senate on Wednesday backed a package of bills meant to combat opioid addiction in New York.

The bills include measures that would expand the entities allowed to posses and distribute an opioid antagonist that is meant to counteract overdoses.

Another bill would require health practitioners to discuss with their patients risk associated with certain pain medications.

And another bill is meant to expand access to medication assistance treatment for Medicaid recipients who need medications to treat substance abuse disorder.

Additional measures are meant to aid infants and expand access to abuse treatment.

“Across New York State, communities have been impacted by the opioid epidemic and families have faced its tragic effects. The fight against opioid abuse is a long one but the Senate Majority remains committed to finding solutions that will end this crisis,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said.

“The bills advanced by the Senate Democratic Majority will support New Yorkers affected by opioid abuse by establishing recovery programs and expanding treatment options. I applaud Senator Pete Harckham, the bill sponsors, and all of my colleagues for supporting those fighting against opioid abuse.”