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Pharmacists pitch bills to assist in opioid abuse, prevention

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The Idaho Board of Pharmacy proposed on Friday legislation to help monitor the controlled substances being prescribed to state residents. The state House Health and Welfare Committee voted in favor of introducing a measure that would require that all Idaho pharmacists register with the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).

The Idaho Board of Pharmacy proposed on Friday legislation to help monitor the controlled substances being prescribed to state residents. The state House Health and Welfare Committee voted in favor of introducing a measure that would require that all Idaho pharmacists register with the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Idaho required those with the authority to prescribe opioid analgesics to register with the program in 2014; however, pharmacists were excluded from the mandate at the time. Under the legislation proposed Friday, student pharmacists and medical students would be able to register with the PMP. Another measure pitched by the Board of Pharmacy would make the synthetic opioid U-47700 a schedule I illegal controlled substance.

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