Jun 21, 2018
House Passes Opioid Bills
The House began its two-week vote-a-thon on opioid legislation. On June 12, 2018 the House passed 25 bills and continued to work on opioid legislation throughout the week. On June 12 all but two of the bills were decided by voice vote, and the debate period for the bills rarely exceeded 10 minutes.
Many of the bills dealt with enforcement actions to be taken by Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), while others were centered on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its coverage of various opioid-related treatments.
Stay tuned for more updates as Congress passes additional legislation around opioids.
For more information on these opioid bills and other healthcare news, read our Washington Healthcare Update.