House, Senate panel approves final version of opioid bill


BOSTON — Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a final version of a bill designed to address the state's deadly opioid addiction crisis.
The bill would limit initial opiate painkiller prescriptions to a seven-day supply and set an evaluation requirement within 24 hours for overdose victims seeking help at hospital emergency rooms.
It would also allow patients to fill only a portion of their painkiller prescriptions at a time.
The bill differs from Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal that would have let doctors commit patients involuntarily to drug... read more

 
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