California Has 14 New Laws Geared Toward Curbing The Opioid Epidemic. Here’s What They Are.
The legislation touches on oversight of rehab facilities, an opioid database, curbing prescriptions, increasing naloxone access and more.
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Here Are California's New Laws To Address The State's Opioid Crisis
The California Legislature looked at more than 20 bills last year designed to address the ongoing opioid crisis, passing 14. The laws cover a few approaches to bringing opioid death numbers down, including stemming over-prescribing practices, improving medication assisted treatment and saving people in the throes of overdose with an antidote called naloxone. Here’s a roundup of what former Gov. Jerry Brown signed to tackle the problem. (Caiola, 1/16)