July 23, 2020

A report by Health Crisis Alert highlighted comprehensive legislation led by Matt Cartwright to combat the opioid crisis, which has hurt many families across Northeastern Pennsylvania:

“In a bicameral bill, two Congressmen hope to address the opioid crisis through a wide range of initiatives.”

“U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the Addiction Prevention and Responsible Opioid Practices Act Tuesday to their respective houses of Congress. The act would rein in the excessive volume of opioids on the market, the Congressmen said, and increase access to mental health and substance use disorder services.

“‘The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities and devastate families across the country. Sadly, the pandemic seems to be making matters worse,’ Cartwright said. ‘This legislation calls for a coordinated effort between drug companies, public health officials and the medical community to halt the scourge of opioid addiction in America.’”

Read the full story in Health Crisis Alert