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S. 2074: Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act of 2019

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Should we loosen restrictions on one of the supposedly-best ways to treat opioid addiction, or would it actually just make the problem worse?

Context

The opioid crisis caused more than 68,500 deaths last year. That exceeds the peak year of deaths for AIDS, car crashes, or gun violence. The good news, if any, is that opioid deaths dropped by about -5% in 2018 from the peak in 2017.

One of the most effective ways to treat opioid addiction is through a medication called buprenorphine. However, the Drug Addiction Treatment ...

Sponsor and status

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Jul 10, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jul 10, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 10, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Reynolds Consultants As a Psychiatric Pharmacist that has practiced for 38 years I have a great deal of knowledge about the clinicians who treat Opiate Use Disorders. This is not a topic taught in medical school, nor is it a skill that is ...

History

Jul 10, 2019
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

S. 2074 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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