House Passes Bill Aimed at Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

The Hill

The House on July 29th passed legislation by voice vote to establish enforcement standards for prescription drug abuse. Specifically, the measure would amend the Controlled Substances Act to modify the definition of “imminent danger to the public health or safety” so that it applies to drugs that pose present or foreseeable health risks. The bill would also allow prescription drug companies registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to submit a “corrective action plan” before a drug is suspended. Continue.