Pasadena Now: State Senator Portantino Introduces Bill to Prohibit Minors From Being Prescribed Oxycodone.

Wednesday, February 15 2017

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.

Oxycodone, more commonly known by its brand name OxyContin, has become exceedingly abused, often ending in addiction, tragedy and overdose. There are numerous cases in California and across the country of teenagers becoming addicted to prescribed pain medication.

“I don’t want to see another child and family go from the soccer field to drug addiction counseling to tragedy,” commented Portantino.

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