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Co-Prescribing Saves Lives Act of 2016

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Co-Prescribing Saves Lives Act of 2016

Official Title

A bill to establish programs for health care provider training in Federal health care and medical facilities, to establish Federal co-prescribing guidelines, to establish a grant program with respect to naloxone, and for other purposes.


Co-Prescribing Saves Lives Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide information to certain prescribers on best practices for prescribing naloxone for patients receiving chronic opioid therapy or being treated for opioid use disorders. (Naloxone is a prescription drug used to rapidly reverse an overdose of opioids, which are drugs with effects similar to opium, such as heroin and certain pain medications.) The information must be provided to prescribers in federally qualified health centers and the health care facilities of the Indian Health Service. The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs must provide such information to prescribers in their medical facilities.

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      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedNovember 5th, 2015

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