McMorris Rodgers introduces legislation to combat opioid crisis
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, together with Rep. Mike Kelly, introduced the Protecting Seniors from Opioid Abuse Act of 2018 Monday, to help combat the opioid epidemic.
The legislation seeks to expand eligibility for Medication Therapy Management services for those who benefit from Medicare and are at-risk for prescription drug abuse.
“The opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc in communities across the country, including here in Eastern Washington,” said McMorris Rodgers. “As I meet with local leaders and providers who are fighting this battle every day, I continue to hear that we need to be doing more, providing more resources and programs to help combat this crisis. No one can fight the cycle of addiction alone, nor should they have to. Expanding access to the Medication Therapy Management services for Medicare beneficiaries who are at-risk for prescription drug abuse will allow them to receive expert advice on how to manage their prescriptions and reduce their risk of addiction and abuse.”
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