House Sends Wide-Ranging Umbrella Opioid Bill To The Senate

By James Romoser Beth Wang / June 22, 2018 at 6:45 PM
The House overwhelmingly approved a legislative package Friday (June 22) aimed at combating the nation’s opioid crisis, concluding a two-week bonanza of House votes on opioid-related measures that include expanding access to medication-assisted treatment, cracking down on over-prescribers of opioids, increasing telehealth services for treatment of substance use disorder, and encouraging non-opioid pain management techniques. The House package, H.R. 6, combines dozens of individual opioid-related bills that the House approved over the last two weeks as well as other modest...

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