In the Senate of the United States,
December 22 (legislative day, December 21), 2020.
That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 3153) entitled
An Act to direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on opioid addiction, and for other purposes., do pass with the following
Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:
Short title; findings
This Act may be cited as the
Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment Act or the
The Congress finds that—
research gaps currently exist in the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction;
the National Science Foundation’s research on opioid addiction has increased understanding of the neuroscience of addiction, substance abuse intervention, the role of illicit supply networks, the secondary effects on families, the use of technology to address the opioid epidemic, and options for alternative, non-addictive therapeutics for pain; and
the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have recognized that fundamental questions in basic, clinical, and translational research would benefit greatly from multidisciplinary approaches and collaboration.
NSF support of research on opioid addiction
The Director of the National Science Foundation, in consultation with the Director of the National Institutes of Health, shall support merit-reviewed and competitively awarded research on the science of opioid addiction.