“A day after news that heroin use has exploded, a bill was introduced to revamp how painkiller addiction is treated.
The bill introduced Wednesday would implement a series of reforms for office-based opioid treatment programs. Doctors in these programs provide opioid treatments such as methadone and buprenorphine, which are opioids, according to the measure introduced by Reps. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and Steve Womack, R-Ark.
The bill would set up new reforms to modernize the programs and ensure that patients get better treatments than just those two options, according to a statement.”
Source: WashingtonExaminer.com – July 8, 2015