Lawmaker Unveils Bills Aimed At Curtailing Opioid Epidemic Through Prescription Regulations
The three measures focus on databases that track prescription drugs and adding more regulations to the printing of prescription pads to cut down on fraud.
Los Angeles Times:
California Bills Aim To Tackle Opioid Addiction By Curbing Excessive Prescriptions
Looking to combat the opioid abuse epidemic, a Silicon Valley legislator has introduced a slate of bills meant to clamp down on access to highly addictive prescription drugs. Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) authored three measures meant to provide a better understanding of patients’ access to these medications, building on an existing state database tracking prescriptions in California. “I don’t think there’s enough attention at the issue at hand, which is the system is not working,” Low said. (Mason, 1/4)