HDMA-championed legislation, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483) was passed today under unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate. The legislation, sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), has companion legislation (H.R. 471) in the House of Representatives sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Judy Chu (D-Calif.). H.R. 471 was passed by the House of Representatives in April 2015.