Safe Treatments and Opportunities to Prevent Pain Act
or the STOP Pain Act
Introduced on 03-15-2016 by Brian Schatz [D-HI] and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
This bill authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to intensify and coordinate NIH research into the understanding of pain, therapies for chronic pain, and alternatives to opioids (drugs with effects similar to opium) for pain treatments.
The prioritization and direction of federally funded pain research must consider recommendations made by the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee.