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The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015 is the most expansive federal, bipartisan legislation to date for addiction support services, designating between $40 million and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services in state and local communities across the country, which will help save the lives of countless people. The bill was first introduced in September 2014, and then reintroduced in the 114th Congress in February 2015. The bill was introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and is currently sitting in the Senate and House Judiciary committees, as well as the House Education & Work Force and Energy & Commerce committees.
CARA needs your support as it moves forward through the legislative process! We urge you to get into action and contact your Senator and Representative today and urge them to co-sponsor and support CARA!
CALL TO ACTION: NATIONAL CALL IN DAY IS APRIL 29TH
If the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act of 2015 is going to become a reality in 2015, key members at relevant House and Senate committees are needed to co-sponsor the bill.
In the Senate, CARA (S. 524) has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Currently, 12 Senators have signed on as co-sponsors of S. 524. Without support from additional members of the Judiciary Committee, the bill will not advance.
In the House, CARA (H.R. 953) has been referred to three Committees or Subcommittees. They include: The House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations; the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health; and the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Currently, 9 Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of H. 953.
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Florida physicians and other prescribers usage of FL’s PDMP (E-Forcse)
As a result, only 12% of prescribers are using the FL PDMP in the
The Pill Mill Capitol of the United States
We are petitioning YOU to help us save lives!
Senator Eleanor Sobel (D – District 33), Vice Chair of the FL Health Policies Committee, said she would sponsor a Bill for us making the usage of the PDMP, by physicians, mandatory for schedule II, III, and IV drugs.
The bill would include the interstate exchange and possibly Naloxone and decreasing the 7 day window for script data entry. We have recently spoken with her office and were told the bill is written, however Senator Sobel is having second thoughts regarding actually filing this bill.
We need all of you to call her office and tell her why Florida needs to strengthen the PDMP by mandating physician usage.
Things to say when you call and/or leave a message:
- The PDMP is ineffective if physicians are not using it and we will continue to lose lives.
- FL will continue to see unacceptable physician prescribed over dose rates.
- There is a federal push for the mandatory use of the PDMP federally via S.2839
- The AMA supports full funding and staffing for up-to-date, interoperable, at the point-of-care prescription drug monitoring programs that are integrated into a physician’s workflow. And the AMA has communicated its support for most elements of the Obama Administration’s Plan to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion including a national PDMP with interstate exchange operating in real time.
- Federally, S.2839 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 2014, includes the mandate for usage of a PDMP with inter-state exchange operating in real time. US Senator Bill Nelson (FL-D) has cosponsored this bill. http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/
Call Senator Sobel
954-924-3693(Broward) or 850-487-5033(Tallahassee)
Email Senator Sobel:
Yale Olenick: email@example.com
Call/Email your Senator or Representative:
Thank you for helping us save lives during this CDC declared PHYSICIAN prescribed drug epidemic.
Heroin use is a public health emergency
that calls for legislative solutions
(8/10 heroin users started with a PHYSICIAN prescription drug)
The Washington Post – January 2, 2014