Groundbreaking new provisions are made to end the Opioid Crisis. Will it be enough?
Early in September, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to crack down on the Opioid Crisis in a 99-1 vote.
The Senate on Sept. 17 passed, 99-1, a bill (HR 6) that would authorize $500 million over three years for state and local programs to fight the nation’s growing addiction to drugs including opioids. In part, the bill would increase the number of recovery facilities and expand government and private research into non-addictive pain therapies.
Coupled with the legislation passed this summer in the U.S. House of Representatives, this is the first major bill to combat the national crisis of the Opioid Crisis.
In the United States, there are more than 115 people who die each day from opioid overdoses and a $78.5 billion financial burden associated with the crisis, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. As of August 2018, 27 states have filed a lawsuit related to Opioids, along with countless counties, towns, cities and individuals.
By moving toward new legislation with such strong support, Congress as a whole has validated the efforts of citizens and lawyers everywhere who attempt to seek justice for themselves and loved ones affected by opioids.
This bill is essential to the crusade against Opioids. Citizens across the country will benefit from the reduction of opioid production, prescription and abuse.
Tate Law Group is at the forefront of the Opioid Crisis, representing the citizens and organizations across Georgia that have been affected. If you have been hurt by opioids, contact Tate Law Group today to see how you can join the fight by calling (912) 234-3030.