Pennsylvania moves to expand limit on opioid prescriptions


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Pennsylvania moves to expand limit on opioid prescriptions
Posted Jun 19, 4:23 PM

By Marc Levy | The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to further clamp down on powerful painkiller prescriptions in Pennsylvania has the state Senate’s approval, although Democrats tried unsuccessfully to put limits on an exception for major surgery.

The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday, nearly three years after lawmakers passed a package of legislation to limit opioid prescriptions to fight growing addiction and overdoses.

The bill imposes a seven-day limit on opioid painkiller prescriptions to all adults, expanding seven-day limits that 2016 laws put on minors and emergency room patients. However, it maintains exceptions in those laws, and adds one for major surgery.

The bill now goes to the House.

If the opioid crisis ony affected poor,black, brown people,etc.,there wouldn't be a crisis now that gop kiddies are junkies...there's a crisis.Republicans what fuckin obstructionist,hippocrits, they can't die off fast enough..