|Published: 9:44 AM, 05/02/2013
||Last updated: 10:01 AM, 05/02/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
sponsored by State Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) designed to curb the abuse of prescription drugs in
Tennessee is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. Faison said the bill is a result of "comprehensive and collaborative effort by citizens, legislators, law enforcement and medical
professionals to enhance and tighten the regulations on prescribers and pain management
"The bill is named the Addison Sharp
Prescription Regulatory Act of 2013 in memory of an East Tennessee man whose young life was
tragically cut short in 2012 by an overdose of prescription medication,"¯ said Faison.
"Prescription drug abuse is at epidemic levels in Tennessee,"¯ Faison continued. "It not
only adversely affects the public health, but the public safety and economy. This legislation
provides additional tools to fight the scourge pill mills have created."
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