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BGOV Bill Summary: Senate Amendment to H.R. 6, Opioid Programs

Sept. 7, 2018, 8:27 PM

Federal programs and rules would be modified and created to help combat the opioid crisis under a Senate substitute amendment to H.R. 6.

The amendment (No. 4013) incorporates dozens of bills from four Senate committees that cover Food and Drug Administration rules, Medicare and Medicaid policies, Health and Human Services Department grants, Justice Department programs, Transportation Department drug testing, and more.

The House-passed version of H.R. 6 (see BGOV Bill Summary) includes its own sweeping package of measures intended to curb substance use disorders. See this BGOV OnPoint for a comparison of the House bill and...

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