Queens lawmaker proposes bill to co-prescribe naloxone with opioids to fight addiction and overdose

In response to the increase in opioid addiction in New York and across the country in 2020, a Queens lawmaker passed a life saving bill to co-prescribe overdose antidotes with opioids.

Bill A336A, sponsored by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein and Senator Pete Harckham (S2966A), would require that medical professionals co-prescribe an antagonist like naloxone with new opioid prescription once annually when certain patient risk factors are present.

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