Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 2680, Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018   [open pdf - 162KB]

Alternate Title: CBO Cost Estimate: S. 2680, Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018

"S. 2680 would authorize appropriations totaling an estimated $7.9 billion, for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, and other agencies within HHS for programs to address the opioid epidemic in the United States. The bill also would make related changes to those agencies' programs. In addition, S. 2680 contains provisions that would: [1] Authorize appropriations totaling $500 million over the 2019-2023 period for the Department of Labor to establish a grant program to alleviate the economic and workforce effects of opioid abuse, [2] Authorize appropriations totaling $1.5 billion over the 2019-2021 period for grants to states and Indian tribes to respond to the opioid abuse crisis, and [3] Direct the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modify and strengthen its oversight of opioids and other controlled substances and medications that are used to manage pain."

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