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H.R. 5914 - To require a study and report on policy and regulatory changes that may have contributed to the opioid epidemic.

Sponsor: Mark Meadows (R)
Introduced: 2018-05-22
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5914


    To require a study and report on policy and regulatory changes that may have contributed to the opioid epidemic.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2018

    Mr. Meadows introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

    To require a study and report on policy and regulatory changes that may have contributed to the opioid epidemic.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. GAO study and report on policy changes that may have contributed to the opioid epidemic.

Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall complete a study and submit a report to Congress on health care policy changes that may have contributed to the increase in opioid overdoses and deaths during the 10 years preceding the date of enactment of this Act. Such study shall include—

(1) a review of health care-related legislative, administrative, and judicial decisions by officers and employees of the Federal Government that have affected access to pain management strategies with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals;

(2) an analysis of what is known about the costs and benefits, whether financial or nonfinancial, of reversing or revising such decisions individually or in combination, including whether the reversals or revisions would be expected to achieve a reduction in abuse of, addiction to, overdose on, and death from opioids;

(3) an analysis of the differences among State-based prescription drug monitoring programs, including an analysis of what is known about the effects of such differences on monitoring for abuse of, addiction to, overdose on, and death from opioids;

(4) an analysis of what is known about positive and negative impacts that prescribing limitations, both State and Federal, have on patient medical outcomes, including for chronic pain patients; and

(5) an analysis of what is known about the costs and benefits to payers of using abuse-deterrent formulations of opioid pain medications, compared to opioid pain medications without abuse-deterrent features.


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