October 06, 2020

Elizabeth Warren, Katherine Clark urge DEA in letter to finalize ‘partial fill’ regulation to combat opioid epidemic

The Massachusetts Democrats joined other members of Congress in condemning the agency's “foot-dragging” on the issue.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Katherine Clark are calling out the Drug Enforcement Administration for failing to finalize a regulation they say is “crucial” in combating the opioid epidemic.

In a letter released Tuesday, signed by the Massachusetts Democrats along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, the lawmakers urged the DEA to implement the “partial fill” regulation. The measure would help reduce the number of unused opioids in circulation, since it would allow patients to take home just a portion of their opioid prescription and return to the pharmacy for the remainder should it be necessary.

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Read the full article on Boston.com here.


By:  Dialynn Dwyer
Source: Boston.com