Lawmaker Touches On Personal Experience While Introducing Bill To Curb Opioid Use
"I have friends and family members who have had problems with addiction. Nobody is immune to this," Democratic State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty of Sacramento said.
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McCarty Bill Aimed At Fighting Opioid Addiction
Fighting opioid addiction in California is the goal of a new state bill announced today. Democratic State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty of Sacramento says opioid addiction is an epidemic in California... His bill would impose a one-cent per milligram surcharge on prescription opioids. Proceeds would then be used to pay for county drug addiction prevention programs. (Milne, 3/1)