Congress Considers Next Steps in Fight Against Opioids
Last year a bipartisan group in Congress passed a sweeping law to address the opioid crisis. But the opioid epidemic continues to rage in states like Virginia and there’s a new Congress, yet the crisis isn’t talked about much at the Capitol these days.
Some lawmakers in the Commonwealth want that to change.
The bipartisan opioid law that President Trump signed last year aims to train medical professionals so they don’t over prescribe opioids. It also seeks to help states like Virginia, Maryland and even West Virginia work together so patients don’t hop across state lines to get more pills.