Lali's Law would allow Illinois pharmacists to prescribe overdose drug

Legislation being discussed in Illinois would allow trained pharmacists to prescribe an overdose-prevention drug to help the families of those at risk of overdosing on heroin or other opiates. Lali's Law is named for 2008 overdose victim Alex "Lali" Laliberte. The measure has already been passed by the state Senate, and state Sen.

Legislation being discussed in Illinois would allow trained pharmacists to prescribe an overdose-prevention drug to help the families of those at risk of overdosing on heroin or other opiates. Lali's Law is named for 2008 overdose victim Alex "Lali" Laliberte. The measure has already been passed by the state Senate, and state Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31) is lobbying for it to be passed by the House, either on its own or as part of an omnibus bill addressing heroin abuse and prevention. Bush recently visited the free naloxone clinic opened by Lali's sister, Chelsea Laliberte, in Arlington Heights. The clinic, authorized by the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, offers free training and naloxone kits to opiate users and their families.