APhA: House bills recognize role of pharmacists in curbing opioid addiction

House bills recognize role of pharmacists in curbing opioid addiction

Final version of legislative package expected to reach the president’s desk this summer
May 17, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a package of 18 bills dealing with opioid misuse and abuse. A joint conference committee will be convened to reconcile the differences between these and the U.S. Senate–approved Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) before sending it back for congressional approval and then on to the White House. The final version of the legislative package is expected to reach the president’s desk this summer.... [Read more at APhA]