H.R 3832― the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act
I’m in full support of bill H.R 3832― the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act― Which would require Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare providers who prescribe controlled substances to veterans to seek information regarding veterans from state programs that monitor prescription drug use. The VA would be authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a national network of state-based prescription drug monitoring programs to perform the queries.
Increasing cooperation between the VA and states will help curb the prescription drug epidemic that is particularly harsh on veterans.