The U.S. Senate Agrees On Something!

The U.S. Senate Agrees On Something!

Yes, it’s true. After years of strictly partisan politics in the U.S. Senate, there is finally a bipartisan bill focused on the opioid crisis in America. President Trump is expected to sign it soon.

The bill – which passed 98-1 on Oct. 3 — would accelerate research into non-addictive painkillers, ease restrictions on which health care professionals can prescribe medication-assisted treatment and increase support for state prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent abuse.

I am proud that the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the entire surgery center industry see the opioid crisis as a major issue and have taken the lead in prevention and innovation to control pain with alternative medication routines.

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