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SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6)

PQA CEO issues statement on Congress approving of opioid legislation

PQA CEO issues statement on Congress approving of opioid legislation

ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Laura Cranston, chief executive officer, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA),  issued the following statement on the approval of federal legislation to combat the opioid epidemic: “The PQA applauds the bipartisan work of Congress to mitigate the opioid epidemic and ensure the safe and appropriate use of opioid medications through the passage of the SUPPORT

PCMA applauds passage of Bill to fight opioid epidemic

PCMA applauds passage of Bill to fight opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), which will require electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) for controlled substances in Medicare. This is a significant step in the fight against America’s opioid epidemic, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said. “This will save lives and reduce fraud by