S.724 - John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 03/07/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.724 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2019)
John S. McCain Opioid Addiction Prevention Act
This bill establishes a new registration requirement for practitioners who are licensed to prescribe controlled substances in schedule II, III, or IV.
Specifically, a practitioner must agree to limit the supply of opioids prescribed for the initial treatment of acute pain, as a condition of obtaining or renewing a registration through the Drug Enforcement Administration.
An opioid that is approved and prescribed for the treatment of addiction is not subject to the limit.