WaPo: “76 billion opioid pills” – Bipartisan solution: Safe Disposal of Opioids Act (H.R. 3171)

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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ICYMI: “76 billion opioid pills” – Cosponsor the Opioid Treatment Surge Act (H.R. 3105)

The opioid epidemic continues to claim an unprecedented number of lives across our nation. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose and opioids were involved in 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017 alone.[1]
This epidemic isn’t confined to urban or rural areas, red states or blue states, and current funding pales in comparison to the scale of the problem: we need a massive surge in treatment to address it before thousands more lives are cut short.

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H. Res 259 Helps Recognize the Right for Minorities in Northern Iraq to Return to their Homeland Decimated by ISIS

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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Safe Disposal of Opioids Act – Seeking original cosponsors

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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Safe Disposal of Opioids Act – Seeking original cosponsors

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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Safe Disposal of Opioids Act – Seeking original cosponsors

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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Safe Disposal of Opioids Act – seeking original cosponsors

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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Stand Up for Students: Support Bonamici-Rouda Amendment to H.R. 1500

Please join us in supporting an amendment to H.R. 1500, the Consumers First Act. The Consumers First Act would restore essential functions of the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau that have been rolled back by the Trump Administration, including restoring
the Office of Students and Young Consumers. Before its closure, this office helped students and student loan borrowers who were taken advantage of by unscrupulous student loan servicers and for-profit institutions.

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Cosponsor the Safe Disposal of Opioids Act

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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