Methadone Distribution Tightening Bill Revamped

By KBJR News 1

Methadone Distribution Tightening Bill Revamped

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A proposed measure that would tighten regulations on methadone clinics in Minnesota got a refresh Monday in a Senate committee.

Lawmakers rewrote the bill, co-authored by Senator Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) , to get stronger support from the federal level to monitor distribution of the drug.

Lawmakers also want to ensure stronger communication between Department of Human Services and methadone clinics across the state.

Senator Lourey says over-prescription has allowed for more street usage of the drug.

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