6/13/18 – 5:17 A.M.
A bill designed to combat the opioid crisis and sponsored by 5th District Congressman Bob Latta passed the U.S. House Tuesday. The INFO Act would create a database for information and resources. Health providers, state and local governments, pharmacists, advocates, and law enforcement could use the database to find people help.
Latta says, “There is still a lack of information that is making it difficult to create strategies that can effectively address this epidemic.” He adds that people in his district tell him they don’t know where to turn to get federal funding, despite the record number of resources available.
The bill now moves to the Senate.