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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:15 am 
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I have contacted every member literally of the Virginia government as far as delegates, senate, senators and the governor goes. I have also contacted multiple organizations such as NAMA, SAMSHA, and the AATOD. I have multiple organizations fighting behalf of Virginia patients. We could use all the help we can get, and it doesn't matter what state you live in if you can please sign the petition. It has gotten overwhelming support over the last few days. HB 2163 looks to put unfair restrictions on life saving medications used to treat opioid dependency and addiction. If it passes it will make hundreds if not thousands of patients lose access to medication over night. It is trying to prohibit doctors from writing mono buprenorphine to anyone that isn't pregnant. Many patients have been going to OTP clinics because they cannot have suboxone and had to dose there daily for over 40 days to get a single take home bottle and it takes 12 months to earn 6. These patients will lose access to treatment because it also prohibits FEDERALLY licensed clinics from dispensiing in take home bottles. Patients will be forced to dose in person, even know the more dangerous drug methadone people will still get their take homes. Buprenorphine with or without Naloxone is the safer choice, and to cut someone out of treatment simply because they have a hypersensitivity to Naloxone isn't right. I ask for people to sign this petition, it asks for the bill to be amended to include people that have a hypersensitivity to Naloxone to also be able to get prescriptions, and allows the federally licensed clinics to dispense it in take homes.

Here is the link to petition https://www.change.org/p/terry-mcauliff ... on=minibar Here is a link to a article written by a renowned doctor in the subject:

https://janaburson.wordpress.com/2017/0 ... gulations/


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Thank you for the head's up!

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Just signed it-- thanks for posting!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:30 am 
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I tried to sign it yesterday but it wouldn't let me go past address, I'll do it again in a few minutes :)

Thank u for letting this forum know!!

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Signed yesterday when I saw the post.

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