Plymouth: State Rep. Muratore Focuses on Fighting the Opioid Addiction Crisis with House Version of Governor’s Bill

Plymouth: State Rep. Muratore Focuses on Fighting the Opioid Addiction Crisis with House Version of Governor’s Bill

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In an effort to combat the opioid addiction crisis, Governor Baker is proposing a bill that limits the supply of opioids a doctor may prescribe to 72 hours, and further allows a physician the right to hold a patient at a hospital for a three day period.

The House of Representatives is now reviewing the Governor’s bill. First Plymouth District State Representative Matt Muratore says the House version is a bit different.

“The House version is actually seven days of opiate supply and not having anybody held against their will. So we’re going to be debating that this month in the House and hopefully with the Senate version, the Governor’s version and the House version we’ll come up with an opiate plan sometime in January,” said Muratore.

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