H.R. 5314: Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act

Introduced:

May 24, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on May 24, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 24, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Mark DeSaulnier

Representative for California's 11th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 24, 2016
Length: 3 pages

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

May 24, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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