NAAG Urges DEA and SAMSHA to Extend Telehealth Capabilities for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

A bipartisan group of 45 state attorneys general urge the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to permanently extend telehealth flexibilities after the expiration of the public health emergency for prescribing buprenorphine, one of three Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications for treating opioid use disorder. Buprenorphine…

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NAAG Calls on the FCC to Require Voice Service Providers to Increase Anti-Robocall Protections

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to require the telephone providers that route calls across the U.S. telephone network to implement more rigorous measures to prevent illegal and fraudulent robocalls from bombarding Americans. The FCC is proposing expanding many of these rules to those few phone companies…

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NAAG Calls on the FTC to Increase Obligations on Telemarketers

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to increase obligations on telemarketers by requiring them to keep additional records about their activities so that law enforcement can hold them accountable for when they fail to comply with the law. The FTC seeks comment on proposed amendments to the…

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NAAG Urges FTC to Repeal Telemarketing Exemptions and Provide Protections for Negative Option Products

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in support of the federal agency’s proposed changes to repeal exemptions related to telemarketing calls and provide protections for negative option products or services. The Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) went into effect in 1995 to help prevent telemarketers from…

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AGs Support CFPB Implementing Debt Bondage Repair Act

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to support its intent to implement the Debt Bondage Repair Act, which prohibits consumer credit reporting agencies from reporting adverse information resulting from trafficking. The Debt Bondage Repair Act was signed into law in December 2021.  It prohibits credit…

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Attorneys General Support The Public Safety Officer Act of 2022

NAAG is urging Congress to pass The Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022. The legislation addresses gaps in support for public safety officers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with the high-risk nature of their jobs. In the letter signed by 53 attorneys general, the attorneys general praise the work of public…

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NAAG Urges TikTok and Snapchat to Give Parents More Control

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter, signed by 44 attorneys general, to TikTok and Snapchat urging them to give parents the ability to monitor their children’s social media usage and protect their children from online threats using parental control apps. In their letter, the attorneys general express various concerns over the…

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NAAG Urges FTC to Create Robust Rule Outlawing Impersonation Scams

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter signed by 49 attorneys general in response to a request for comments by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on a federal rule to combat impersonation scams. The letter raises concerns about the plethora of impersonation scams targeting consumers and the current lack of a national rule…

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NAAG Responds to FDA’s Comment Request on New Over-The-Counter Hearing Aid Rules

In response to a request for comments from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding new rules regulating over-the-counter hearing aids, NAAG submitted comments encouraging the FDA to take the below steps to ensure that states maintain a role as regulators in this emerging market: The FDA should define preemption terms in a way that…

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NAAG asked FCC to curb foreign-based illegal robocalls

The attorneys general are asking the FCC to require gateway providers to take additional measures to reduce robocalls, including: Responding to requests from law enforcement, state attorneys general, or the FCC to trace back calls within 24 hours. Blocking calls when providers are aware of an illegal or likely fraudulent caller. Blocking calls that originate…

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