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Bill to combat opioid abuse in Alabama moves forward

(IMG: WPMI) Bill to combat opioid abuse in Alabama moves forward

A bill to combat opioid abuse in Alabama is moving forward in the legislatiure.

The House pased the bill which will establish a prescription drug monitoring plan.

That program will allow doctors and pharmacists to see all the medications prescribed for that patient.

The same plan will help the opioid crisis among veterans.

Whether a veteran is prescribed at a VA clinic or a civilian doctor, health professionals would still be able to see what all has been prescribed.

Lawmakers say this bill is a recommendation of the state's opioid task force.

The growing epidemic crisis has been a major topic of discussion in Alabama.

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