Gov. LePage Introduces Opioid Prescription Bill (WABI)

By March 2, 2016Uncategorized

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration announced Wednesday the introduction of new legislation to combat the over prescription of opiates. State leaders said over prescription is a major factor in the state’s heroin epidemic.

“We need to acknowledge that we are overprescribing opiates and that they are leading to a deadly addiction of heroin,” Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew said. “These are common sense reforms.”

In 2014, 300,000 Mainers received 80 million opiate pills, Mayhew said.

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