Reduce Waste of Prescription Medications

Last updated: Feb 28, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Scott Cuddy, House 98
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 178



Update: The committee voted the bill unanimously Ought Not to Pass. It is dead.


Representative Cuddy of Winterport would require prescribers not prescribe more than a 30-day supply of a prescription drug that the provider has not previously prescribed to that patient. The bill also provides that a pharmacist may not dispense more than a 30-day supply of a new prescription drug order to a patient who does not have a previous prescription drug order for that drug. The prescribing and dispensing requirements provided in this bill provide exemptions for opioid medications.