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Manchin presses Becerra to implement opioid law

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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Sen. Joe Manchin today pressed HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to accelerate his efforts to implement an anti-addiction law aimed at better sharing vital patient information with providers. Why it matters: Jessie's Law can help prevent doctors from inadvertently prescribing opioids to people with a history of addiction, by ensuring that patient health records include past opioid use disorder. • Manchin flashed frustration in a Senate Appropriations hearing with Becerra today, noting that HHS has not yet issued best practices under the law for providers to display opioid use disorder information...

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