New legislation, H.R. 5041, the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act, sponsored by Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), was introduced and referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The goal of the legislation is to help reduce the number of unused controlled substances at risk of diversion or misuse by allowing hospice workers to safely dispose of these medications in patients’ homes. The Coalition took the opportunity to summit comments. View Coalition Comment Letter.

The Senate HELP Committee also shared comprehensive draft legislation to combat the opioid crisis. The Coalition submitted comments for consideration here.