Government Affairs News January 7,2016

Just wanted to share the update that last week the Massachusetts House submitted their revised bill about the opioid care. The new plan has 2 big changes that are a positive:

  • The 72 hour hold has been removed all together
  • The prescribing for first time narcotics has been extended from 72 hours to 7 days.

I am still reviewing the full text to understand this but wanted to share the update.