Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act
Washington, August 10, 2021
Tags: Opioid Crisis
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) co-sponsored H.R.1384, the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill would remove the outdated and burdensome regulation that restricts access to buprenorphine, one of the most widely-used medications to treat opioid addiction.
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“More than 93,000 overdose deaths occurred in our country last year. This tragic situation is bound to get worse if Congress doesn’t act. We need to make it easier for doctors to get life-saving treatments to folks struggling with addiction and no government barriers should stand in the way.”