H.R.4275: Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced Nov. 7, 2017
  • Latest Major Action June 13, 2018

Bill Summary

Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and disseminate training programs and materials on: (1) the circumstances under which a pharmacist may refuse to fill a controlled substance prescription suspected to be fraudulent, forged, or indicative of abuse or diversion; and (2) federal requirements related to such refusal. HHS must seek...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 13 statements associated with H.R.4275.

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 13
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
June 12
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 12
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
June 12
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4275.
June 12
Considered under suspension of the rules.
June 12
Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 12

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5066)

June 12
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5066-5067)
May 9
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 9
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 25
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 25
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 10, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Nov. 7, 2017
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Nov. 7, 2017

Introduced in the House by Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.)

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