ABSTRACT

SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (P.L. 115-271): Food and Drug Administration and Controlled Substance Provisions [November 15, 2018]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The SUPPORT [Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment] Act is a sweeping measure designed to address widespread overprescribing and abuse of opioids in the United States. The act includes provisions involving law enforcement, public health, and healthcare financing and coverage. Broadly, the legislation imposes tighter oversight of opioid production and distribution; imposes additional reporting and safeguards to address fraud; and limits coverage of prescription opioids, while expanding coverage of and access to opioid addiction treatment services. The bill also authorizes a number of programs that seek to expand consumer education on opioid use and train additional providers to treat individuals with opioid use disorders."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45405
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2018-11-15
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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