Summary: S.724 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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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.