Legislation has been introduced in Congress recently that would change how the VA manages veterans in pain, with particular focus on prescription opioids. Introduced by Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), H.R. 4063, the Promoting Responsible Opioid Management and Incorporating Scientific Expertise Act (PROMISE Act) is intended to help Veterans by promoting safety, patient advocacy, and better access to quality care. The PROMISE Act has companion legislation in the U.S. Senate, where both bills are currently in committee. The legislation has gained support from a variety of veterans groups. Read the bill on the Library of Congress website.
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