MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be on Long Island Friday, calling for stricter limits on opioid prescriptions.
Gillibrand’s legislation would require the Center for Disease Control to issue guidelines for the process of prescribing opioids for pain.READ MORE: Window Of Near-Perfect Weather Gets Tree Sap Flowing At Closest Maple Syrup Producer To New York City High School Sports Get The Green Light, And The Players At Archbishop Stepinac Are Excited
On March 27, doctors in New York State will begin to file opioid perscriptions electronically, under a new mandate aimed to put tighter control on prescription distribution as well as streamline the process.
Prescription opioid medications include Oxycodone, Vicodin, hydrocodone and methodone, among others. Opioids can be habit-forming and have been linked to drug addiction.MORE NEWS: Long Island Man Shocked By Amazon's Response After He Found Undelivered Packages On Side Of Road; 'It's Not My Stuff To Keep'
The senator will be joined by Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas in Massapequa to help push Gillibrand’s legislation.