Upton marks passage of bipartisan opioid, drug pricing bills
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is celebrating a string of bills the House passed regarding the opioid crisis and drug pricing.
On Thursday, the House passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to tackle the opioid situation. He said in a statement the bill, H.R. 6, “is a bipartisan, bicameral agreement and is expected to be signed into law soon.”
It includes two bipartisan provisions written by Upton and more funding for state grants.
“This is a major response to a major problem,” he said in a news release. “As I’ve heard directly from our local leaders, it’s clear we need an effort that goes after those who overprescribe, improves local treatment and prevention efforts, gives our law enforcement better tools to get drugs out of our communities, cracks down on synthetic drugs and fentanyl, helps develop non-addictive pain medications, and more.”