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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 15, 2016.
Safe Treatments and Opportunities to Prevent Pain Act or the STOP Pain Act
This bill authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to intensify and coordinate NIH research into the understanding of pain, therapies for chronic pain, and alternatives to opioids (drugs with effects similar to opium) for pain treatments.
The prioritization and direction of federally funded pain research must consider recommendations made by the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee.