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SB 3431: Makes Opioid Prescriptions Too Restrictive

SB 3431 seeks to impose many restrictions on opioid prescriptions including duration and amount.

Contact your state legislator and let them know that:

  • Prescribing opioids for our patients cannot be arbitrarily dictated. Not by age or type of pain. Each patient is unique and requires individualized therapy.
  • Our country and our state suffers from an opiate crisis in which prescriptions do play a role. However, creating barriers with arbitrary boundaries will only create more needless suffering and do little to curb our crisis. These arbitrary boundaries are not based upon scientific research.
  • We all need to work together to curb this opiate crisis. But we must do it in a methodical, practical and non-prescriptive manner including but not limited to practical and safe disposal, effective prescription monitoring and prescriber education.
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