About the bill
H.R. 5687 directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to work with manufacturers to establish programs for efficient return or destruction of unused Schedule II or III opioids. These methods could include mail-back pouches to secure facilities for incineration, or methods to inactivate immediately or render unattractive unused drugs. In addition, this bill will facilitate utilization of packaging that may reduce overprescribing, diversion, or abuse of opioids. Finally, the bill will require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study new and innovative technologies that claim to be able to ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 12 pages
May 7, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 19, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
H.R. 5687 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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