Moolenaar Supports Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act

May 21, 2018
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act.

The bipartisan legislation requires the VA to enter into an agreement with the national network of state-based monitoring programs to support the safe and effective prescription of controlled drugs to patients. This will help prevent the overprescription of medication to veterans. You can read more about the legislation here.

Congressman John Moolenaar supported the legislation and made the following statement:

“The opioid crisis has impacted people from all walks of life, including our veterans as they seek treatment at the VA. Prescription drug monitoring at the VA will help prevent addiction and protect our veterans from opioid abuse.”