State Legislature Hopes SB79 Will Limit Opioid Pills In Prescriptions

Published: May. 25, 2017 at 10:43 PM AKDT
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The State Senate Finance committee met today to talk about Senate bill 79.

It's part of Governor Bill Walker's efforts to put into law ways to deal with the widespread opioid abuse.

Senator Cathy Giessel addressed the committee, saying that the strength of the medication needs to be based on the problem.

The governor's bill would also require continuing education on pain management for the state's health care workers, and that the database be updated daily instead of once a week.