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Senate Bills

The following Bills pertaining to healthcare, prescription drugs and drug abuse/addiction have been introduced to the Senate.  Most of them are bad Bills for the chronic pain patient and the doctors who serve them. One, S.2204, introduced by Barbara Boxer is the Bill we need to supersede all the others. 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.


Title Subject
S.636 Increasing the Safety of Prescription Drug Use Act of 2015  

Prescription drug monitoring and physician training, increases use of naloxone.

S.707 Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2015 Protects administrator of naloxone from liability
S.1134 Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention,
Education, and Enforcement Act of 2015

Government control of doctors’ practices.


S.1138 Reclassification to Ensure Smarter and Equal
Treatment Act of 2015 or the RESET Act

Reduces level of certain drug crimes.


S.1392 Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act Government control of doctors’ practices.
S.1455 Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act
or the TREAT Act 

Increases use of naloxone by practitioners.


S.1913 Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors
Act of 2015

Controls drugs received from Medicare by addicts.


S.2027 Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act
Increases penalties for fentanyl trafficking

S.2204 End of Suffering Act of 2015
Protects doctors treating pain from prosecution

Makes appropriations for drug epidemic

S.2567 Preventing Overprescribing for Pain Act of 2016
Government control of doctors’ practices


S.2678 Safe Treatments and Opportunities to Prevent Pain
Act or the STOP Pain Act

Research on Pain


S.2758 Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act of 2016
or the PROP Act of 2016 

Removes pain measures from Medicare hospital payments


S.2858 Prescription Drug and Health Improvement Act of 2016 Medicare drug prices