Cotton, Colleagues Introduce SOFA Act To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), joined by Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), introduced the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues (SOFA) Act Wednesday, legislation to give law enforcement enhanced tools to combat the opioid epidemic and close a loophole in current law that makes it difficult to prosecute crimes involving some synthetic opioids.

“Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, can be easily changed to form many new opioids known as fentanyl analogues. Unfortunately, current drug laws can’t keep up with the rapid introduction of these dangerous derivatives. Our bill would classify known analogues as Schedule I substances and allow law enforcement to quickly target new ones as they appear,” said Cotton.      MORE

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