Hundreds of Granite Staters continue to lose their lives every year from opioid overdoses. The devastation left behind for their parents, children and siblings is terrible and lasting. Like so many ot...
💊 HB 359 💊, my bill to better inform patients about the risks of their opioid prescriptions and how to manage them, is now on to the Governor!
We know opioid overdoses are a leading killer of Granite Staters. We know most opioid misuse begins with the misuse of opioid prescription drugs. Therefore, the best opportunity we have to curbing the opioid crisis is preventing misuse before it ever begins by focusing on responsible opioid prescription use. This bill addresses a critical opportunity to achieve that.
We know that 30% of patients who take opioid prescriptions don’t even know they are taking opioids. If they don’t know that, they cannot fully understand the risks involved and how to safeguard themselves and their family members through responsible use, storage, and disposal.
It also prevents unintended relapse by those in recovery from ever happening again.