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H.R. 1614 (116th): John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act

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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 7, 2019.

John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act

This bill establishes a new registration requirement for practitioners who are licensed to prescribe controlled substances in schedule II, III, or IV.

Specifically, a practitioner must agree to limit the supply of opioids prescribed for the initial treatment of acute pain, as a condition of obtaining or renewing a registration through the Drug Enforcement Administration.

An opioid that is approved and prescribed for the treatment of addiction is not subject to the limit.