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H.R. 5314 (114th): Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act

To provide for the development and dissemination of programs and materials for training pharmacists, health care providers, and patients on the circumstances under which a pharmacist may decline to fill a prescription for a controlled substance because the pharmacist suspects the prescription is fraudulent, forged, or otherwise indicative of abuse or diversion, and for other purposes.

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May 24, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 24, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mark DeSaulnier

Representative for California's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 24, 2016
Length: 3 pages


May 24, 2016

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H.R. 5314 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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