The state law enforcement officials, many from places hit hard by the opioid epidemic, signed a letter from the National Association of Attorneys General to Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate. “The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act neither safeguards patient access to medication nor allows for effective drug enforcement efforts,” the bipartisan group of attorneys general wrote. “We must balance the needs of patients — particularly those at end of life who sometimes find access to medicine a desperate challenge — and the needs of law enforcement. “Critics of the bill chastise Congress for passing the bill without a full awareness of what the bill would do. The attorneys general made the same point, citing Mulrooney’s opinion.
Source: Washington Post November 14, 2017 22:04 UTC