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      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedJuly 10th, 2013

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Title

Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Act

Official Title

A bill to establish a commission for the purpose of coordinating efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse, and for other purposes.

Summary

Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Act - Establishes the Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Commission, whose duties shall be to: (1) review and report to Congress on federal initiatives regarding efforts to prevent and reduce prescription drug abuse, (2) identify gaps and opportunities regarding the safe use of prescription drugs with the potential for diversion and abuse, and (3) make recommendations on specific ways to reduce diversion and abuse of prescription drugs. Requires the report to describe Commission efforts to prevent or reduce drug diversion and abuse to ensure that patients continue to have access to medications and include specific recommendations for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal and state agencies concerning prescription drug monitoring and abuse.

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