The Opioid Crisis Response Act: Looking Ahead, Ignoring the Present

Hodge JG, Gulinson C, Hensley D. The Opioid Crisis Response Act: Looking ahead, Ignoring the Present. Jurist. September 22, 2018

4 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2018 Last revised: 21 Dec 2018

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James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Chelsea L. Gulinson

Center for Public Health Law and Policy; Network for Public Health Law - Western Region Office

Drew Hensley

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students

Date Written: September 22, 2018

Abstract

On September 17, 2018, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly (99-1) in support of the Opioid Crisis Response Act (OCRA) of 2018. OCRA proposes a series of measures addressing the devastating, long-term impacts of opioid addiction and abuse nationally. Building on efforts previously authorized in 2016 via the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act, OCRA seeks to launch and fund an array of opioid prevention and response efforts through multiple federal agencies in collaboration with state and local governments. This commentary examines the pros and cons of OCRA.

Keywords: Opioids, Epidemic, Legislation, Congress, Crisis, Emergency, Response

Suggested Citation

Hodge, James G. and Gulinson, Chelsea and Hensley, Drew, The Opioid Crisis Response Act: Looking Ahead, Ignoring the Present (September 22, 2018). Hodge JG, Gulinson C, Hensley D. The Opioid Crisis Response Act: Looking ahead, Ignoring the Present. Jurist. September 22, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3255088

James G. Hodge (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

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Chelsea Gulinson

Center for Public Health Law and Policy ( email )

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Network for Public Health Law - Western Region Office ( email )

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United States
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Drew Hensley

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

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