House passes 25 bills to fight opioid addiction and overdoses

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Tag Cloud Tags: , , , , ,

breaking us news congress

(Worthy News) - The House has passed 25 bills to combat rising drug-related deaths from opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin.

The chamber will continue to weigh other anti-opioid legislation during the next two weeks. The issue has received bipartisan support amid overwhelming death tolls in lawmakers' home states. More than 42,000 people died from opioids in 2016, according to the latest-available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Individually, these bills target some key aspects of the opioid crisis, such as how we boost our prevention efforts and how we better protect our communities," said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, chairman of the Health Subcommittee. "Taken together, these bills are real solutions that will change how we respond to this crisis, and make our states and local communities better equipped in the nationwide efforts to stem this tide." [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Leave a Comment