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Local lawmaker to propose bills aimed at combating opiate abuse

Bills aimed at combating opiate abuse are being proposed by Kent state Representative Roberta Willis.  She is asking the leaders of three legislative committees to raise bills to combat what she calls an epidemic of drug overdose deaths in Connecticut.  The ideas were originally proposed by the Litchfield County Opiate Task Force, founded in 2013.

 

One proposal is to have interstate monitoring of those with multiple opiate prescriptions.

 

Willis is also proposing a bill limiting the supply of pills in an opiate prescription to 30 days and a bill allowing for medicaid reimbursement for Narcan, which can counter the effects of an overdose.

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