May 10 2016
Clark bills being considered for a vote on the week of May 9, 2016
The U.S. House will begin consideration for the following bills.
The Reducing Unused Medications Act: allows prescriptions for opioid medications to be partially filled by pharmacists at the request of patients or doctors, reducing the number of unused painkillers. More than 70 percent of adults who misuse prescription opioids get them from friends or relatives, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Lali's Law: increases availability of life-saving Naloxone.
Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act: requires that states which receive federal funds for the treatment of opioid-dependent babies comply with federal law and enact certain guidelines for child welfare.