Summary: H.R.4733 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/21/2017)

Opioids and STOP Pain Initiative Act

This bill establishes and provides funds for the Opioids and STOP Pain Initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support pain-related research, including:

  • understanding pain, therapies for chronic pain, and alternatives to opioids for pain treatment as directed in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016;
  • improving options and evidence for medication-assisted treatment and opioid overdose reversal treatments; and
  • supporting the Federal Pain Research Strategy.

NIH must establish the Pain Therapy Screening Program to award grants to support the development of new pre-clinical models for pain disorders, and the application of these models in drug, device, or other therapy screening.