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    Donna G Guest

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    NY Lawmakers Pass Narcotic Painkiller Bill

    By*Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
    Published: June 12, 2012

    New York state lawmakers have passed a bill that makes any drug
    containing hydrocodone a schedule II drug and overhauls the state's
    prescription drug monitoring program.

    Both the Assembly and the Senate passed the bill unanimously and
    Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will sign it.

    "This new law will put New York on the forefront of efforts to curb
    prescription drug abuse," Cuomo said in a statement.

    The law is known as the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing
    Act, or I-STOP. It establishes a real-time database that physicians will
    be required to check before prescribing controlled substances -- making
    New York the first state in the nation with such a requirement,
    according to a release from state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's
    office.

    Pharmacists will also have to report when those scripts are filled, and
    all physicians will be required to e-prescribe controlled substances by
    the end of 2014 in an effort to eliminate forged prescriptions and
    doctor-shopping.

    Moving all hydrocodone combination products to schedule II -- drugs with
    a high potential for abuse -- is expected to reduce the availability of
    these products, but clinicians will be able to write scripts for up to
    90 days for patients in whom treatment with the drugs is clinically
    indicated, according to a release from the governor's office.

    The change in New York would come ahead of a federal effort to similarly
    reclassify hydrocodone combination products, currently circulating as a
    provision in the Senate's FDA user fee reauthorization bill.

    Several pharmaceutical industry trade groups have expressed concerns
    about those efforts, largely related to limiting access for patients who
    need the agents for pain management.

    The New York bill also classifies tramadol as a schedule IV drug -- it
    was previously unclassified -- and establishes a safe disposal program
    for unused medications.

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    Donna G.
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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks in all circumstances,
    For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ( I Thessalonians
    5:16-18 NIV )

    2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!


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    Donna G Guest

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    Kind of surprised to see Tramadol listed in this!

    Doesn't really matter how many laws they pass, if some one is going to
    abuse narcotics, they will always find ways to get the stuff!

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    Donna G.
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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks in all circumstances,
    For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ( I Thessalonians
    5:16-18 NIV )

    2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!


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    Navy Guest

    Default Re: NY Lawmakers Pass Narcotic Painkiller Bill

    I sure agree with that!

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    > Kind of surprised to see Tramadol listed in this!
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    > Doesn't really matter how many laws they pass, if some one is going to
    > abuse narcotics, they will always find ways to get the stuff!
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    > .
    > Donna G.
    > .
    >
    > 1) Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks in all circumstances,
    > For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ( I Thessalonians
    > 5:16-18 NIV )
    >
    > 2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    > call them FRIENDS......
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    > 3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
    >



    --
    Navy remove the fish

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    Donna G Guest

    Default Re: NY Lawmakers Pass Narcotic Painkiller Bill




    I thought Tramadol was not considered a narcotic???

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    Donna G.
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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks in all circumstances,
    For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ( I Thessalonians
    5:16-18 NIV )

    2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!


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