|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