STAT Plus: Senators widen probe into teams with ties to opioid makers

The Senate Finance Committee is widening a probe into tax-exempt organizations — together with affected person advocacy teams and medical associations — which have monetary ties with opioid makers in a bid to make clear the extent to which these relationships affected the continuing opioid disaster afflicting the U.S.

Final Friday, letters have been despatched by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who heads the committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the minority chief, to 10 organizations, together with the Federation of State Medical Boards, which helps doctor licensing and regulation; The Joint Fee, which accredits well being care organizations; and such teams because the American Continual Ache Affiliation and the American Society of Ache Educators.

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