LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that they have introduced two new bipartisan bills to help combat the opioid crisis in Indiana. The Advancing Innovation in Alternative Pain and Addiction Therapies Act and the Providing Clarity in the Development of Pain Treatments Act both aim to help bring non-opioid or non-addictive pain medications and treatments to patients more quickly.
Donnelly said, “As the opioid crisis continues to wreak havoc on families and communities in Indiana and across the country, it’s clear there’s a need for new, alternative treatments for those battling chronic or acute pain. I was proud to introduce these bipartisan bills that would require the FDA to offer guidance clarifying how it will assess new treatments that reduce the need for opioids, and safely speed up the approval process to bring non-opioid and non-addictive pain and substance use disorder treatments to market — which would encourage the development of these alternative painkillers.”
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