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Pre-filed Bill Proposes Seven-Day Limit on First-Time Opioid Prescriptions

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 367 | 0 | 22 min read

Legislation requested by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed in advance of the session that starts Jan. 8 would limit most first-time opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply. Senate Bill 6050, by Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, would prohibit a first-time prescription of more than a seven-day supply of opioids to patients at least 21 years old. The bill would limit prescriptions to a three-day supply for people younger than 21. Limits proposed by SB 6050 would not apply to treat end-stage cancer pain, or for palliative, hospice of other end-of-life care. Cleveland&r...

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