ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – New York Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse says the state can do more to fight the opioid crisis.
The panel requires, among other things, stricter monitoring of opioid distribution.
In its annual report, the panel requested 11 proposals to help complete the crisis:
- Increase resources to support the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals trained to handle substance use.
- Upgrading the I-STOP Recipe Monitoring Programs to Improve Interstate Surveillance of Potential Opioid Overwriting
- Maximize federal funding to help support more children in state-established Infant Recovery Centers
- Reduce the cost of naloxone for to ensure greater access to this life-saving overdose reaction medication and improve general education and redundancy on the use of naloxone and exit to ensure effective treatment
- Explore the additional limitation of ini operative opioid prescription for acute pain to three days from the current seven days with some medical exceptions,
- Requires improved treatment plans for patients after the first month of opioan use, instead of waiting for the current 90-day standard [1
9659005] Additional addressing in rural areas by improving access to ten ll treatment, such as the establishment of Centers for Excellence on Substance Use Disorder;
- Allow the use and collection of data to better identify, investigate and prosecute high definition opioid printers
- Improve and create appropriate penalties.
- Improve the use and collection of data to better identify, investigate and prosecute high definition opioid printers.
- Improve and create appropriate penalties for drug dealers selling substances that lead to death. and
- Expand medical health insurance options for medical marijuana as a method of reducing the overall use of opioid drugs.