TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 24, 2018
President Donald Trump today signed into law a legislative package designed to combat the opioid crisis by hastening research into non-addictive painkillers and curbing the flow of illegal fentanyl entering the country, The Tennessean reports. The opioid law, officially named the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, was sponsored Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and passed Congress with bipartisan support. The legislation includes more than 70 law changes, including closing some legal loopholes that have allowed the drugs to proliferate and made it harder for those who are addicted to get treatment.