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A07460 Summary:

BILL NOA07460
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05443
 
SPONSORBraunstein
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3333, Pub Health L
 
Requires prescription bottles containing opioids to have a label affixed concerning the addictive nature of the drug.
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A07460 Actions:

BILL NOA07460
 
04/26/2017referred to health
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A07460 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7460
 
SPONSOR: Braunstein
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to labeling prescription bottles of opioids   PURPOSE: This bill will require manufacturers and software companies that prepare labels for prescription drugs, which are approved by the state, to contain a warning regarding the addictive properties of opioid drugs.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - amends subdivision 2 of section 3333 of the Public Health Law to add a new paragraph (d) providing that a new warning must be added to labels of opioid drugs -- "Warning. This drug is highly addic- tive. Please consult your pharmacist or physician before using." Section 2 - provides that this act shall take effect ninety days after it shall have become law, and provides that any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The social and personal cost of opioid addiction is a critical issue for New York State, and indeed for the entire country. This bill simply provides a clear warning to patients that have been prescribed opioid drugs that the over-use of these drugs can lead to addiction. Hopefully such warning will help patients to be careful not to utilize these drugs any more than is absolutely necessary.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2016 -A.10356/ S.7839 - Referred to Health.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A07460 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7460
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 26, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BRAUNSTEIN  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  labeling
          prescription bottles of opioids
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 3333 of the public health  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
     3    (d)  In  addition to the other requirements of this subdivision, where
     4  the controlled substance being dispensed is an opioid,  there  shall  be
     5  affixed to the container a label upon which is indelibly typed, printed,
     6  or  otherwise  legibly written "Warning.  This drug is highly addictive.
     7  Please consult your pharmacist or physician before using."
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
     9  have  become  a  law.    Effective  immediately, the addition, amendment
    10  and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
    11  of this act on  its  effective  date  are  authorized  to  be  made  and
    12  completed on or before such effective date.
 
 
 
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10828-01-7
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