Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/10/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Encourages a continuous national dialogue on efforts to combat prescription opioid abuse and heroin addiction and supports a holistic approach to addressing such abuse.

Recognizes the commitment of law enforcement, first responder, and health personnel and other entities and organizations to addressing prescription opioid abuse and heroin addiction.

Supports the goals of drug take-back efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its law enforcement partners and encourages the expansion of such efforts.

Designates the week of October 27-November 2, 2014, as National Drug Take-Back Week and the month of October 2014 as National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse Awareness Month.

Encourages media organizations to raise awareness of prescription opioid and heroin use, particularly among youth.