Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Senate approves opioid ed requirement for doctors

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Senate approves opioid ed requirement for doctors

The Pennsylvania Senate today passed, by a 49-0 vote, legislation that would require most of the state’s doctors to take regular refresher courses in proper prescribing of pain medications. OVERDOSED detailed the legislation here.

The legislation now goes to the House, and passage would put it on the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf, who supports it. The Pennsylvania Medical Society is also backing the bill. Here’s the prime sponsor’s statement, released today: .... [Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]