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Can the Opioid Crisis Be Resolved Through Legislation?

The Stop (Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention) Act would mandate smarter regulations for prescribing and dispensing controlled substances, provide for greater funding for drug-addiction treatment and would allow for greater community access to Naloxone, a drug that when used in the case of an overdose, immediately reverses the effect of the opioid, thereby saving lives. While I think it is important that proper prescribing practices are adhered to and that there is access to recovery services, the STOP act, and almost everything else put forth from our government agencies such as the CDC does little to prevent the problem in the first place. Read More