Task Force Releases Draft Report
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 established a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, chaired by Dr. Vanila Singh, under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Task Force is made up of representatives from across HHS, the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and non-federal representatives from experts and stakeholder groups. It is charged with delivering their final report to Congress in 2019, but released their draft findings in early January this year. The report is open for a 90-day comment and public input period before the draft will be revised and submitted to Congress later this year.