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New Legislation Would Counter MD’s Growing Opioid Addiction Crisis

January 26th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford announced this week they are rolling out new legislation that would counter Maryland's growing opioid addiction crisis.  The Prescriber Limits Act would prevent doctors from prescribing more than seven days' worth of opioid painkillers during a patient's first visit or consultation. The Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death Act would introduce a new felony charge carrying up to 30 years in prison for people convicted of illegally selling opioids or opioid analogues that result in the death of a user.   Rutherford said that the program is being explored elsewhere in the country….


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