Tell Your Member of Congress You Want Him/Her to Help Protect Your Family, Friends and Community by Co-Sponsoring the Opioid Patients’ Right to Know Act
There isn’t a family, or community untouched by the opioid crisis. You can help be part of the solution to eradicating the opioid epidemic by asking your member of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor the Opioid Patients’ Right to Know Act(H-1185).
This piece of legislation will save lives by encouraging and supporting states to pass laws informing all patients, and the parents of patients, of the potential for dependency and addiction to an opioid– at the time it is most needed- before it is prescribed; and, by making patients aware of alternatives to opioids that exist for their acute pain. These life saving conversations between prescribers and patients will also help to identify the signs and symptoms of dependency and encourage securing of these drugs in the home to prevent diversion.
This notification strategy works! In states where they are implemented, these laws are driving down the number of new opioid prescriptions written, whether for a broken hand, wisdom tooth extraction or any other acute pain, patient notification laws are preventing dependence and addiction to opioids.
States that pass this law or have passed this law will receive funding to do safe prescribing education.
You can contact your U.S. Representative now and ask them to help save lives by by Co-Sponsoring the Opioid Patients’ Right to Know Act below.
Please note that your regular 5 digit zip code will be sufficient to identify your Representative.
Thank you for taking action and protecting families, friends and neighbors across the country from dependency to opioids. For more information on the bill, click here.