Author: Seth Hurley

Senate Bill 544: Establish Non-Opioid Treatment Alternatives.

Senate Bill 544: Establish Non-Opioid Treatment Alternatives. By Seth Hurley December 2nd, 2019 Abstract Senate Bill 544 aims to provide improved access to non-opioid treatment alternatives for pain. Opioids are very effective pain relievers; however, they also have additional negative side-effects. Over-prescription and reliance on opioids for pain management has led to a nation-wide opioid…

House Bill H318: Opioid Prescription and Treatment Opt Out Act.

House Bill H318: Opioid Prescription and Treatment Opt Out Act. By Seth Hurley 28 October 2019 Abstract The Opioid Prescription and Treatment Opt Out Act allows individuals to voluntarily opt out of receiving opioid medications. The bill was drafted in response to over-prescription of opioids in North Carolina. Prescription opioid medications have an addiction potential…

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