Full Title: This Act may be cited as the “Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction In the Nation Act” or the “NOPAIN Act”.
Summary: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to combat the opioid crisis by promoting access to non-opioid treatments in the hospital outpatient setting. (Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 05/13/20.
STATUS: Introduced 11/19/19 by Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Non-opioid treatments and therapies can be successful in replacing, delaying or reducing the use of opioids to treat post-surgical pain, and reduce the risk of opioid addiction,” Rep. Sewell said. “The NOPAIN Act would reduce disincentives for practitioners to provide patients enrolled in Medicare with non-opioid pain management, giving doctors the ability to prescribe treatments that are best-suited for their patients’ needs.” (Source: Rep. Sewell, Press Release, 11/19/19)
Link to the text of the bill.
Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.
Link to bill information on GovTrack.