Legislative Update

NH HB 359 Relative to Warning Labels on Prescription Drugs Containing Opiates.

A controversial bill to add warning labels to opioids is slowly making progress through the New Hampshire legislature. HB 359, which passed the House back in March, as amended by the Senate last week. The new the version of the bill requires any controlled substance containing opioids be labeled with a red sticker with the word “opioid” on the cap of the container. Opponents continue to fight the bill believing the red labels will make opioids easier to identify and put patients at risk of having their medications stolen.

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