Rep. Fitzgerald, Sen. Johnson Introduce Legislation To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2023
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Republican Wisconsin Rep. Scott Fitzgerald introduced legislation Wednesday in the House to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic. Sen. Ron Johnson is set to soon introduce a Senate companion.

The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which is titled the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act. The bill would permanently designate fentanyl-related substances to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. A Schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory...

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