Anti-Opioid bill signed by Trump

AFBF PRESIDENT ZIPPY DUVALL and NFU PRESIDENT ROGER JOHNSON take center stage against the opioid epidemic and the 2018 NFU Convention

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says the anti-opioid bill signed into law by President Trump is an important first step. Duvall says rural America has some of the highest rates of opioid addiction.

He says the bill will make it easier for Medicaid patients to get treatment. The measure also increases policing of the mail which is the main method used in the opioid trade. And it supports research for less addictive pain medications.

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt supported the bill and recently announced that Missouri will get $30-Million dollars in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human services for the fight against opioid abuse.

“I think the provider community had become persuaded that these medicines were not addictive and it turns out they were,” Blunt said at a recent anti-opioid event at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!

Brownfield Ag News