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Statement on Congressional Action to Address Opioid Abuse


Doctors for America issued the following statement in response to the passage of a package of bills in the House to combat opioid abuse.

Statement from Doctors for America Executive Director Dr. Alice Chen:

“Doctors and medical students applaud Congressional efforts to address America’s opioid abuse epidemic. Physicians see everyday the devastating toll of addiction on patients and families. We believe health care providers play an important role in combating this crisis and support efforts to train our colleagues about how to provide prescription opioids responsibly. However, we remain concerned about the absence of funding necessary to confront this crisis with the seriousness it deserves. We urge Congress to move quickly to commit the funding necessary to battle this epidemic so we can begin healing patients and saving lives.”

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