New legislation and program soon launch on opioid addiction

MICHIGAN– Gov. Rick Snyder joined Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and a group of bipartisan legislators with aims to reduce opioid misuse and prevent addiction.

The new legislation will require reports from Michigan Automated Prescription System, which will launch in early April. MAPS provides perscribers with a user–friendly portal, to easily obtain information of controlled substances and Schedule 2–5 drugs that have previously been given to patients.

The legislation also implements new regulations for prescribing as well as an increase in penalties for those who wrongfully prescribe or manufacture controlled substances. It also requires education on the potential of addiction to be taught in schools and to patients prior to prescribing.

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