Bipartisan Coalition’s Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis
(Sacramento) – Led by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), a bipartisan coalition of California State Assemblymembers announced a package of legislation to combat the opioid crisis. The package of over a dozen bills will address the opioid epidemic by tightening prescription regulations, expanding access to alternative treatments, increasing prescriber training, and enhancing the tools available to health professionals and law enforcement. “The opioid crisis has destroyed lives and devastated families. It is the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history and it’s getting worse. In 2016 alone, our state lost 1,925 lives to the opioid epidemic,” said Assemblymember Low. Learn more about the effort to stop the opioid epidemic in this Assembly Access video.