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Comstock’s Opioid Legislation Passes House Committee

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after her bipartisan legislation H.R. 5473, the Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018, that was cosponsored by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee today.  The legislation is designed to reduce the use of opioids where possible and …

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Rep. Comstock’s Opioid Bill Passes Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after H.R. 5473, the Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018, legislation designed to reduce the use of opioids where possible and reduce the threat of addiction, was passed by the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: “We are pleased the legislation …

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House Passes Comprehensive Bipartisan Opioid Conference Report

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Conference Report Accompany to S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act by a bipartisan vote of 407 to 5.  The Conference Report still needs to be passed in the U.S. Senate and once passed will go to the …

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Police Prefer Treatment over Incarceration for Addicts

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County police officers have taken to carrying around business cards with phone numbers for the Prince William County Community Services Board printed on them. When they find someone who is addicted to opioids, the police officers give the drug users one of the cards and hope people will use it to call for …

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Congresswoman Comstock Joins Congressman Mooney In Introducing The Bipartisan PROP Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Today, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) joined as an original cosponsor to Rep. Alex X. Mooney’s (R-WV) H.R. 4499 – the bipartisan Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act, also known as the PROP Act.  PWL This bill makes a technical modification to the Affordable Care Act that eliminates a potential penalty on physicians who refuse to …

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