PQA Applauds Congressional Passage of Opioid Legislation – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers.

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PQA Applauds Congressional Passage of Opioid Legislation – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers. (866) 348-2889

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has released a statement praising the bipartisan efforts of Congress in passing the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (HR 6), comprehensive legislation aimed at combating the growing opioid abuse crisis.1

HR 6—which was passed in the Senate on Wednesday and in the House of Representatives last week—instructs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a technical expert panel to review quality measures regarding opioids and opioid use disorders. Once established, the panel will evaluate current and in-development quality measures, identify gaps in these measures, and make recommendations.1,2

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