|Posted:||May 20, 2015 02:21 PM|
|From:||Representative Gene DiGirolamo|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Misuse and Diversion of Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Legislation|
|In the near future I plan to introduce two bills to address the misuse and diversion of buprenorphine, a drug known by the brand names Suboxone and Zubsolv. Initially launched 10 years ago as an opioid drug to treat addiction, buprenorphine has become an abused drug itself. In fact, it is all over the streets across the Commonwealth, including its availability in jails where it has been smuggled in under postage stamps.
The legislative package will do the following:
Introduced as HB1294