Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Crub Overprescription of Opioids

Bossier Press - U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, has introduced the Protection from Overprescribing Act to provide authorities the information they need to identify and prevent cases of opioid overprescription.

“In Louisiana, there is about one opioid prescription for every person. I and other physicians took an oath to first, do no harm. Some doctors are selling these prescriptions for profit. This is doing harm and it must be stopped,” Cassidy said. “This legislation gives law enforcement the information they need to identify bad actors and reduce the number of opioids on our streets.”