Otsuka Statement Supporting U.S. Senate Passage of 21st Century Cures, Mental Health Reform

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (Otsuka) are pleased that the United States Senate has passed the combined version of the 21st Century Cures Act, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, and the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act (H.R. 34), following recent passage by the House of Representatives. We applaud the leadership in the Senate, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana for undertaking this important bipartisan effort to help ensure that individuals living with mental illness in our country today have access to care and support resources that may help them live their most fulfilled lives.  We now urge President Obama to ensure this bill is signed into law and look forward to working with the new administration and the 115th Congress to ensure ongoing and comprehensive mental health reform.  December 2016      01US16EUC0200