In a recent development, the House has passed the ambitious congressional push on Friday, This was passed to address the growing opioid epidemic, and it comes with the provisions which are directed to the federal agencies which prioritize the support, training, recovery of centres, and it helps in expanding the research on several fronts.
The bill 396-14 has been approved, and it will measure the packaged which will be more than 50 individual bills, and it will offer about a minute of Capitol Hill comity. It helps in fighting in a better way over the immigration policy and about the social safety-net programs. This package is said to be one of the largest legislative effort in the recent history to address the epidemic. This epidemic has already killed about 42,000 people in the year 2016, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The provisions will be directing the National Institutes of Health to develop the non-addictive painkillers. The other provisions are for changing the prescription pills which are distributed to reduce the potential for the abuse.
According to Greg Walden, who is the Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman said that the effort of bipartisan signals that the Congress is serious about the reversing of the prescription painkiller and crisis occurred for the heroin.
The main element of the bill gains the most attention and is called as Jessie’s Law, and it will be required that medical records the list of the patient’s addiction history. The measure is named after Jessie Grubb who is 30 years old and have died from the prescription opioid overdose. The doctor who has prescribed that drug was unaware of the 7-year-old addition to opioids and prescribed the pills after the hip surgery.
This package includes the new tools which are given to the Border Patrol and the US Postal Service which now can crack down on those who sell or traffic the synthetic drugs.