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House Bills

The following Bills pertaining to healthcare, prescription drugs and drug abuse/addiction have been introduced to the House.  Most of them are bad Bills for the chronic pain patient and the doctors who serve them. We need the house to introduce a bill like S.2204 in the Senate. Please inform your legislators that this is the Bill we need.

As the Bills proceed down the track toward law, I will update their page.





H.R.43 Border Security, Cooperation & Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015



Ensuring Patient Access & Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015


Became Public Law No. 114-145

Telehealth Modernization Act of 2015


Establishes a Federal standard for telehealth for State consistency.
H.R.953 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015  

Provides Grants. Also government control of doctor’s practices. Alternatives to incarceration.


H.R.1013 Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act  

Decriminalizes marijuana at Federal level


H.R.1628 Veterans Pain Management Improvement Act  

Provides for a Board in each network to recommend best practices and treatment


H.R.1812 Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act  

Creates commission to study international illicit drug control programs


H.R.1821 Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2015  

Limits liability for administering opioid overdose drugs.


H.R.1988 Breaking Addiction Act of 2015  

Provides waiver for patients in mental hospitals to receive Medicaid.


H.R.2373 Legitimate Use of Medical Marijuana Act or LUMMA  

Transfers marijuana from Schedule 1 to II and allows medical use.



Allows use of evidence from clinical experience.



The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act or TREAT Act


Increases us of naloxone by practitioners

Heroin and prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention, Education and Enforcement Act of 2015


Government control of doctor’s practices

Opioid Addiction Treatment Modernization Act


Increased government control of doctor’s offices prescribing naloxone.

Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015



Targets drug trafficking activity


H.R.3889 Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances  

Government control of doctors’ practices.


H.R.3537 Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015  

Regulates controlled substance analogues


H.R.3677 Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2015  

Government control of doctor’s practices, alternatives to incarceration


H.R.3719 STOP ABUSE Act of 2015  

Government control of doctor’s practices


H.R.4183 Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act of 2015n  

Increases penalties for fentanyl trafficking


H.R.4396 Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Reduction Act  

Training requirements, increased use of naloxone, grants



Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act


Provides funds for existing programs.
H.R.4499 PROP Act of 2016  

Removes pain measures from Medicare hospital payments.


H.R.4697 Prevent Drug Addiction Act of 2016  

Government control of doctor’s practices.



Government control of doctor’s practices.


H.R.4981 Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Expansion and Modernization Act  

Increases use of Naloxone while also putting another target on the doctor treating.


H.R.4982 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016  

study on available treatment of substance abuse



Synthetic Drug Awareness Act of 2016


Synthetic drug use effect
H.R.5046 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016  

Grants for programs on opioid abuse, training for reversal drugs, investigating drug trafficking


H.R. 5095 Prescriber Support Act of 2016  

Grants for prescriber training


H.R.5216 Opioid & Heroin Abuse Crisis Investment Act  

Provides funding for various state programs targeting addiction.




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