Federal - S 2579

Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018

Introduced

March 20, 2018

Description

The bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize surveillance and education regarding infections associated with injection drug use by the CDC for $40 million per year, from 2019 - 2023. It specifically names  viral hepatitis  and HIV.

Our Position

Support

Commentary

AIDS United strongly supports additional funding to the CDC for strategies to address opioid use-related infectious diseases.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 4

Latest Actions See More/Less

  • June 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Brown, S. (D-Ohio)
  • June 5, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Duckworth, (D-Ill.)
  • March 20, 2018 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Baldwin, (D-Wis.)Markey, (D-Mass.)
  • March 20, 2018 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Congressional Record p. S1845