In local news:

The Legislature is advancing HB 192, which would limit most opioid prescriptions to seven days. The House Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday unanimously agreed to move forward with the measure, and lawmakers took a step toward establishing an advisory panel to help coordinate the state’s prevention and education efforts in response to the drug. Further, the state Senate has signed off on legislation (SB 55) that would require that doctors and other prescribers consult the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program before any opioid, and undergo three hours of continuing medical education every three years.

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