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S. 2567 (114th): Preventing Overprescribing for Pain Act of 2016


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 23, 2016 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2567

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 23, 2016

(for herself and Mrs. Capito) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue guidelines relating to the prescription of opioids for acute pain.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preventing Overprescribing for Pain Act of 2016.

2.

Opioid prescription guidelines

Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall issue guidelines for the safe prescribing of opioids for the treatment of acute pain.