Pasadena Now: State Senator Portantino Introduces Bill to Prohibit Minors From Being Prescribed Oxycodone
Wednesday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 419, which will prohibit individuals under the age of twenty-one from being prescribed oxycodone.
“I don’t want to see another child and family go from the soccer field to drug addiction counseling to tragedy,” commented Portantino.
“The abuse of this drug is a national epidemic and we need to protect our children from being prescribed this highly addictive substance. Lawmakers, regulators and medical professionals have been wrestling with how best to control this synthetic heroin and I’m saying, while we’re looking for solutions, let’s make sure we keep it away from our most vulnerable population, ” added Portantino.
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