Washington State and the nation are in the midst of an opioid abuse epidemic. Thousands of citizens of all ages and backgrounds are becoming or already are addicted to opioid pain medications. This leads to accidental overdoses and unfortunately untimely and avoidable deaths.
WR will be working with the Governor, Attorney General, legislature and other stakeholders to address this rampant issue. One of the ways to avoid over-prescribing and mistakes with medications is with electronic prescriptions. There is less chance for mistakes, it is faster and easier to track.
WR and its pharmacy coalition will be supporting legislation to require e-prescribing.