Yesterday, President Trump signed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) into law. I pushed for the strong, comprehensive approach that H.R. 6 takes on our nation's continued fight against the opioid epidemic.
The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act is a compilation of more than 50 bills to forge ahead in our historic fight to provide tools to Hoosier families and communities hit by the scourge of opioid addiction. H.R. 6 addresses:
We all know someone, whether it's a family member, a friend, or a neighbor, who has been affected by this crisis. That's why I won't stop fighting for commonsense measures, like H.R. 6, to curb the tragedies caused by illicit opioids in our country.
- Treatment and Recovery. Improves and expands access to treatment and recovery services and establishes comprehensive opioid recovery centers.
- Prevention. Encourages non-addictive opioid alternatives to treat pain and addresses high prescribing rates while enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs.
- Protecting Communities. Gives law enforcement tools to get dangerous drugs out of our communities and the resources to better intercept illicit opioids at international mail faciliites.
- Fight Fentanyl. Cracks down on foreign shipments of illicit drugs and provides grants for local communities to combat fentanyl.
Be of good cheer,
P.S. Saturday is Drug Take-Back Day. From 10AM-2PM, you can properly dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to support ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic that is facing our communities. Click here to find a drop-off location near you.