Supports Drug Legislation
WASHINGTON D.C. Representative Paul Cook (R- Apple
Valley) voted for HR 471, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug
Enforcement Act of 2015. Wednesday April 22nd, the Bill passed the
House with bipartisan support.
This Bill offers a critical and comprehensive
approach to combating prescription drug abuse by increasing collaboration
between the Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA), prescription drug distributors, and pharmacies.
The Bill also directs
intergovernmental agency collaboration and integration regarding drug abuse
enforcement and preserving patient accessibility between the Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the DEA.
Said Cook, “I’m proud to have voted for this
legislation because it establishes greater protections against the
inappropriate use of prescription drugs.