Category: briefs

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…

House Bill 968: Legislative Response to Emerging Contaminants Act

By Josh Frost 2 November 2018 Abstract PFAS are chemicals in many products which accumulate in the environment and in humans, potentially causing adverse health effects. Two companies in North Carolina have been found to be contaminating the Cape Fear River with GenX, a PFAS. The Legislative Response to Emerging Contaminants strengthens pollutant regulations, as…

Senate Bill 616: Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Enforcement (HOPE) Act

By Josh Frost 24 October 2018   Abstract The HOPE Act responds to the growing crisis of opioid addiction in North Carolina, which claimed over 12,000 lives between 1999 and 2016. The act creates a “certified diversion investigator” to aid law enforcement in drug crime investigations. The investigator is given access to prescription records during…

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