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Chris Murphy to Lead Discussion on Infrastructure Roundtable at Greenwich Town Hall

“America must build 21st century infrastructure, including modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and internet. Never again should a US city like Flint, or anywhere else for that matter, be subject to drinking water that is poisonous.” – Drew Marzullo Continue Reading →

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Gov. Malloy Announces Dramatic Increase in Unused Prescription Drugs Collected at Drop Boxes

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On Wednesday Governor Dannel Malloy announced that the State of Connecticut saw a dramatic increase in the amount of unused prescription medications that residents dropped off at collection boxes during 2016, with the state collecting a total of 33,803 pounds worth of various medications throughout the year. That amounts to a 43 percent increase compared to the amount that residents dropped off in 2015, when 23,651 pounds of unused drugs were collected by the state. Since taking office, Governor Malloy has enacted several policy changes to combat the opioid epidemic. These include:

the 2011 adoption of Good Samaritan laws protecting individuals from prosecution for minor drug crimes who seek medical attention for a friend experiencing an overdose (Public Act 11-210);
the 2012 adoption of third party prescriber laws allowing the prescription of naloxone to an individual who is not the direct user of the drug (Public Act 12-159);
the 2014 expansion of Good Samaritan protections for any person who, in good faith, administers naloxone to save a life. Previously, only licensed health care practitioners were allowed to administer the medication without being civilly or criminally liable for the action. Continue Reading →

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