Today, our cofounders/mother-daughter team, Jody Daitchman & Chelsea Laliberte are heading to Springfield, IL to testify for HB1466 AKA “Lali’s Law” which expands Narcan access to pharmacies! Any layperson 18+ can walk into a pharmacy to get training and equipped in this lifesaving drug. Imagine how many people today alone will stand in line at a local CVS or Walgreens to fill their opioid script. With this bill’s passage, imagine how many more could get the OD antidote along with their meds. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT and submit public comments. Instructions are attached.
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!
U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D- Naperville, IL) has done it! For a long time we have been hearing about Rep. Foster’s amazing concern and understanding of a great need for opioid abuse education and overdose prevention. Read about it here: http://dailynorthwestern.com/2014/09/21/city/bill-introduced-to-prevent-drug-abuse-encourage-drug-take-back-programs/