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House passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

House passes NACDS policy recommendations in Opioid Bill

ARLINGTON, Va. – The opioid-abuse-prevention legislation crafted by U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives negotiators reflects aspects of all four of the policy topics recommended by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). The House passed the bill today, and the Senate anticipates voting next week. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) includes the

PCMA applauds House passage of Bill curbing opioid epidemic

PCMA applauds House passage of Bill curbing opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), which requires electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) of controlled substances in Medicare. “This is an important step in the fight against America’s opioid epidemic,” the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said. E-prescribing of controlled substances ensures each prescription