Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), a member of the New York State Senate's task force on heroin and opioid addiction applauded the actions of United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and John McCain on the introduction of legislation that would limit initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days.
This legislation, which was passed and signed into law in New York State in 2016, derived from the Senate's task force hearings over the course of the previous two years.
"We applaud the bipartisan actions of Senator Gillibrand and Senator McCain," Murphy said. "The New York State Senate has been, and remains, leading the effort to curb the devastating scourge the heroin epidemic has caused in nearly every community within the Empire State. When it comes to helping our most vulnerable neighbors who are battling the disease of addiction, we cannot allow partisan politics to prevent the passage of common sense policy that will ultimately save lives."