Bill would require first responders report use of overdose reversal drugs

South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – A bill introduced in Columbia would require first responders report use of overdose reversal drugs into the existing monitoring database here in South Carolina.

That database would then let doctors and first responders know if someone overdoses on drugs that have been prescribed to them.

It would also alert them if someone prescribed opioids previously used an overdose antidote.

Meantime, veterinarians in South Carolina must now complete extra education about prescribing controlled substances.

Governor Henry McMaster signed that bill into law Thursday.

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