New IL House Bill Aims to Reduce Prescription Opioid Abuse

There were 339 prescription opioid deaths in IL in 2012! About 80% of the 120 fatal overdoses per day in America are from opioids. The availability of abusable Rx opioids has sent our country into a tailspin. Faced with the biggest public health crisis in decades, lawmakers are getting crafty with their approaches to reducing initiation to opioid use. Pharmaceutical companies are developing opioids with abuse-deterrent properties (ADP). To learn more, check out these fact sheets!

2015 IL ADP Legislation Backgrounder_Page_2 2015 IL ADP Legislation Backgrounder_Page_1

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