H. R. 5172, NOPAIN Act.

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)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

Link to bill information on GovTrack.

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