Bustos calls out President Trump for breaking campaign promise to lower the price of prescription drugs through Medicare negotiation

Trump’s announced plan excludes the most substantive step he could take to make prescription drugs more affordable for hardworking families Bustos helped introduce Democratic Better Deal on Lowering Prescription Drug Prices last summer which included this common-sense proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices Moline, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos expressed great disappointment […]

Bustos Introduces Legislation to Protect Children Born with Opioid Dependence

WASHINGTON- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced the Preventing NAS and Protecting Babies Act which would improve treatment options for babies born with dependence on heroin or other opioids as a result of their mother’s use while pregnant. “As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep our country, the most vulnerable amongst us are far too often […]

Reps. Bustos & Carter introduce legislation to increase access to opioid addiction treatment in rural America

Bipartisan bill improves access to treatment via telemedicine   Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) introduced legislation to increase access to treatment for those suffering from opioid and other addictions. Currently, federal law prohibits a medical practitioner from dispensing controlled substances through the internet without first evaluating […]

Congresswoman Bustos highlights health alert on the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), issued the following statement as a result of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reporting 107 cases of synthetic cannabis use resulting in severe bleeding, and three deaths. Two of the recent fatalities came from Peoria and Tazewell Counties. “I want to be very clear, synthetic cannabinoids […]

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