March 8, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • Three congressmen unveiled new bipartisan legislation that would permanently ban illicit versions of fentanyl. Thus far, Congress has not acted on a long-term solution over concerns that a permanent ban could stifle scientific research into fentanyl analogues and the temporary ban on chemical copycats of fentanyl expires on Friday. Representative Chris Pappas said that the proposed bill contains provisions that he hopes will address researchers’ concerns by making it “less onerous and more streamlined” for scientists. (Article here)