Pennsylvania has been awarded a $26 million federal grant to combat opioid abuse, according to a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Thursday regarding President Trump’s executive order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Friday after the American Health Care Act was pulled from the House floor:
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) delivered a ‘State of the Nation Address’ to members of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce on Friday highlighting his work during his first two months in office. The speech focused on the outlook of tax reform in the 115th Congress, efforts to combat the community’s opioid and heroin epidemic and a commitment to increasing civility locally and nationally.
The following are excerpts from his remarks to the Chamber:
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-8th dist.) has joined both the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force and the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus.
A former drug crime federal prosecutor and certified emergency medical technician, Fitzpatrick has made combatting drug and opioid abuse and addiction a priority in his first term.
Congress will take another swing at legislation designed to expand access to treatments for terminally ill patients.
A bill introduced Monday by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, and Republican Andy Biggs, of Arizona's 5th Congressional District, aims to protect doctors and pharmaceutical companies from liability if a terminally ill patient is harmed by an experimental drug administered when there is no other alternative treatment.
Freshman Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, stated Friday he intends to introduce a bill to pay for a “comprehensive” health study for area residents affected by PFOA and PFOS drinking water contamination. The legislation would also aim to reimburse local water authorities for the purchase of clean water.
An independent review of the FDA's approval of a medical device exposed critical gaps in the agency's infrastructure that require a legislative fix, according to Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, Middletown.
The Government Accountability Office this week published the result of a two-year study of the FDA's approval of power morcellators, which are tools used in laparoscopic procedures such as hysterectomies.
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick appeared before a congressional subcommittee Thursday morning to request that Defense Department money be directed toward funding for a comprehensive health study of Bucks and Montgomery county residents affected by high levels of perfluorinated compounds, also known as PFOS and PFOA, found in drinking water.
Fitzpatrick, R-8, also asked the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee to allocate money for the remediation effort of public and private wells contaminated by the compounds.