Alabama Senator cites findings by Harvard Pop Center researchers as he introduces opioid education bill

Alabama Senator Andrew Jones (R-Centre) put forward an opioid education bill — the Patient Opiate Risk Education Act — that would require medical practitioners to educate patients about the addiction and health risks involved with prescription opioids. Senator Jones cited the findings of a recent study by recent Harvard Pop Center postdoctoral researcher Lyndsey Rolheiser, PhD, faculty member Subu Subramanian, PhD, and a colleague that identified his congressional district as having the highest opioid prescription rate in the United States. Learn more in this news item in The Gadsden Times.