Keating to Announce Bill Aimed at Curbing Veteran Opioid Abuse

KA_Keating Larson_Hyannis_Senior Center Council on Aging_030816_118PLYMOUTH – Congressman Bill Keating will announce new legislation today focused on veterans and the opioid crisis.

The Safe Prescribing for Veterans Act aims to reduce opioid abuse by increasing intervention and education for VA doctors.

The bill would require VA doctors take part in a continuing medical education program on pain management in an attempt to decrease over-prescription of opioids.

The legislation will be announced today at a 1 pm press conference at Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth. Members of the Massachusetts medical society and the mother of a veteran who died from opioid abuse will be on hand for the announcement.

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