Opioid Limitation Bill Considered in House

Written by on February 21, 2019

A bill that would place limits on opioid prescriptions is being considered in the Wyoming House.

Cody Representative Sandy Newsome says that Senate File 46 would limit doctors to prescribing no more than a 14-day supply of opioid painkillers to anyone who has not had a prescription in the last 45 days.

Newsome says that the bill would help to lower the chance that patients could become addicted to opioids.

Newsome points out that exceptions to the 14-day limit would be in the case of patients who use opioids to manage chronic pain, or for use in cancer treatment or palliative care.

This bill was one that students from Cody’s Youth for Justice group came to Cheyenne to advocate for, according to Newsome.

The bill passed its first reading in the House yesterday.


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