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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: June 27, 2016 01:35 PM
From: Senator Gene Yaw
To: All Senate members
Subject: Opioid Labeling Requirement
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation that will require prescription bottles containing opioids to have a label affixed concerning the addictive nature of the drug.

If enacted, this stronger precaution would better educate the public of the inherent risks involved in using prescription opioids and facilitate a conversation between a patient and their pharmacist or doctor.

This legislation is part of a comprehensive approach to fighting the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction crisis in Pennsylvania.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

Introduced as SB1348