State Rep. Mike Sheehy Introduces Prescription Drug Bill
HB 399 would designate Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness & Education Day
January 07, 2014
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COLUMBUS, OH – Today, Rep. Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Rep. Robert Cole Sprague (R-Findlay) jointly introduced a bill to designate the first Friday in May as Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness & Education Day.

 “Designating a day for education and awareness about prescription drug abuse will help inform Ohioans about the dangers of misusing prescription medication – especially the very addictive pain killers,” said Rep. Sheehy. “Even after the attention surrounding this epidemic lessens, we will still have this day to educate Ohioans about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.”

 HB 399 was inspired by Kyle and April Schalow of Holland, Ohio, who founded the RX Memorial Foundation in August of 2012 to bring awareness to the dangers of prescription drug abuse. They have received local recognition for their activism and have testified before the Ohio House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Study Committee. House Bill 399 must pass in both the House and Senate before the Governor signs it into law.

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