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Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-50)

  • Government
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Establishes a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog.

Updated last September 6, 2017
for Public Law 115-50.

Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S 1276, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to reassess the appropriate drug schedule of cannabidiol and reduces barriers for cannabidiol medical research.

Updated last August 17, 2017
for the 05/25/2017 version of S 1276.

Guidelines for Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics (Model Policy)

  • Other
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Revises the Federation of State Medical Boards’s Model Policy for the prescription of opioid pain relievers, in accordance with recent scientific evidence and expert opinion, to guide medical professionals in the effective and responsible prescription of opioid analgesics.

Updated last August 10, 2017
for the April 2017 Guidelines.