I would like to make you aware of a recent story in the Fairfax Connection Newspaper regarding my legislation targeting the opioid epidemic that is raging in Virginia.
You can find the story by clicking on the link below:
This legislation, HB 1885, directs doctors who prescribe opiate painkiller medication for longer than 7 days to contact the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). This allows prescribing physicians to see what, if any, controlled substances the patient is currently being prescribed.
HB 1885 passed both the House of Delegates and the Senate unanimously, and has been signed into law by the Governor. It will go into effect on July 1st of this year.