Senator Weaver statement on SB772

Peoria- State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) released the following statement after Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB772:

“The opioid crisis is tearing many of our struggling communities apart. This new law will require that providers check the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) before prescribing a controlled substance, which I believe will help stop ‘doctor shopping’, a major source of opioids. This is an important step in our battle to end this crisis, and I thank the sponsors and the Governor for helping to move this bill that I strongly supported forward. We must be vigilant and continue to work with our law enforcement and health providers so that we can take further action toward ending the opioid crisis.”

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