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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Hultgren Applauds New Prescription Monitoring Program in Illinois

Dec 21, 2017
Press Release
Bill Approved by Governor Rauner Will Prevent Overlapping Opioid Prescriptions

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) expressed his support for a mandatory prescription drug monitoring program in Illinois, which was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. This program will require physicians who prescribe opioids and other controlled substances to register with the state’s database, preventing patients from getting multiple opioid prescriptions from multiple health care providers.

“Tracking opioid prescriptions and overdoses in Illinois was one of the key recommendations of my 2017 Community Action Plan to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse,” said Rep. Hultgren. “The men and women on the front lines of this fight have been making the case for a statewide tracking database. I am very pleased to see that this will be a mandatory program in Illinois, one that will close a major gap in our approach to the opioid epidemic. I look forward to continuing to work with Governor Rauner’s office to highlight solutions posed by the community leaders in my district and to help those caught in the deadly trap of opioid addiction.”