BCHC urges Congress to pass SUPPORT and MOTAA to address ongoing opioid epidemic

March 2024


BCHC signed onto a letter led by American Society of Addiction Medicine urging Congress to pass the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Reauthorization Act and the Modernizing Opioid Treatment Access Act (MOTAA).

Our nation’s escalating addiction and overdose crisis demands urgent action…. Reversing this trend requires comprehensive utilization of all available tools in our toolbox.

The SUPPORT Act reauthorizes key federal programs to address the opioid epidemic and support patients with substance use disorders.

MOTAA would expand access to methadone, a life-saving medication that is proven to significantly reduce the risk of fatal overdose for those suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). MOTAA is a measured, bipartisan bill that would allow addiction specialist physicians to prescribe this highly effective medication for the treatment of OUD and allow patients to pick up this medication in pharmacies. Methadone is particularly critical in combatting the threat of fentanyl. 

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