September 07, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges FDA, governors to implement new partial fill law to combat opioid abuse

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, urged federal, state and medical leaders this week to utilize a new law that aims to cut down on the number of opioids in circulation by allowing painkiller prescriptions to be partially filled at a doctor or patient's request.

Warren and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, who worked on the bipartisan-passed Reducing Unused Medications Act, called for an embrace of the 2016 law in letters sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 49 governors, medical member organizations and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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