President signs legislation addressing opioid crisis

Last week, President Donald Trump signed the Patients and Communities Act (House Resolution 6), a comprehensive legislation package focused on combatting America’s opioid epidemic.

“[This] marks another monumental step in the fight to end the deadliest drug epidemic in world history, which claims over 100 lives every single day,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “To give America the best chance to beat back the opioid crisis, Congress stood together and passed a landmark legislative initiative. Today President Trump signed that bill into law.

“The support for Patients and Communities Act aids in the prevention and treatment of addiction, and fights the flow of fentanyl into our communities. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Capitol for working to bring about the most comprehensive legislative approach to the opioid crisis in history.

“And I thank President Trump and his administration for their steadfast support throughout this journey. Rest assured, our work to end the scourge of drugs does not end today. We will not stop until drug addiction, overdoses and overdose deaths are relegated to history.”

Story First Published: 2018-11-02