Improve Accountability of Opioid Manufacturers

Last updated: Jun 19, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: On Governor's Desk
Sponsor: Senator Troy Jackson, Senate 35 - York County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 793




This bill prohibits opioid medication manufacturers and distributors from falsely advertising that an opioid medication does not have abuse liability or has a lower abuse liability than another opioid medication; distributing a quantity of opioid medications that is not medically reasonable; or failing to report orders that are not medically reasonable. It establishes a civil violation and authorizes the Attorney General to investigate violations. It creates a fund into which the penalties and fees must be paid.

This legislation applies retroactively to January 1, 1985.