“Preventing Overprescribing for Pain Act of 2016”
Introduced on 2-23-16 by Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Cosponsored by Shelley Capito [R-WV]. A related bill is H.R.4918.
To require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue guidelines relating to the prescription of opioids for acute pain.
Within 2 years of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of HHS, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall issue guidelines for the safe prescribing of opioids for the treatment of acute pain.