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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1759         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1000

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven A. Tolman

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to prohibit abuse of prescription drugs prescription.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven A. Tolman

 

Daniel A. Wolf

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1759        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1000

By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1000) of Wolf and Tolman for legislation to prohibit abuse of prescription drugs [Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to prohibit abuse of prescription drugs prescription.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 94C of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new sections:

              Section XX.  “tamper resistant formulation,” prescription medication that contains a controlled release caption that is difficult to crush, chew, grind or dissolve, or when tampered with has physical or chemical properties that prevent snorting, injection, smoking, or oral administration or include the addition of aversive or blocking agents.

              Section XX.  No pharmacy in the Commonwealth shall issue prescriptions for medications containing more than 10mg of oxycodone, unless said drug has a tamper resistant formulation.

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