Senator Mike Braun joins fellow bill sponsors Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) celebrating Congress passing the Department of Defense Overdose Data (DOD) Act as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The bill will address the impacts of the opioid epidemic among members of the U.S. military and their family. It requires the Department of Defense to keep a collect an array of data needed to track and address the problem of military overdoses and require that drugs to reverse opioid overdose like naloxone are available on all military installations and operational environments.