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Manchin's Opioid Bill Passed By UC Alongside FDA User Fee Package

August 03, 2017
A bipartisan Senate bill requiring HHS to develop standards for hospitals and physicians to denote a patient's history of opioid addiction in medical records if a patient provides the information was passed by unanimous consent Thursday (Aug. 3) morning. Manchin sponsored the bill along with Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Specifically, the bill directs FDA to develop standards that: consider the potential for addiction relapse or overdose death if a patient recovering from...

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