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Taliaferro, Eustace, Benson & Mazzeo Legislation to Ban 'Flakka' Possession Clears Assembly CommitteeSynthetic Drug Associated with Cases of Hallucination, Attacks on Police
Legislation Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, Tim Eustace, Daniel Benson and Vince Mazzeo sponsored to help curb the use of a street drug often associated with violent and self-destructive behavior was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.
"Flakka has been linked to a number of psychotic symptoms and violent attacks, threatening the safety of communities across the nation," said Taliaferro (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "With this legislation, New Jersey will be proactive about preventing this dangerous drug from taking over in our state."
Video: Mazzeo on His Bill to Save Lives by Improving the Overdose Protection ActAssemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) discusses his legislation (A-4467) to save lives by making clear that authorized persons and entities may administer multiple doses of any FDA-approved opioid antidote to an overdose victim, regardless of dosage amount or administration method. The life-saving bill was advanced Monday by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.
Watch the video here.
Mazzeo Bill to Supersede Outdated Bureaucratic EMS Protocols, Help Save Lives Gains Assembly Panel ApprovalLegislation sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) to supersede overbearing local EMS protocols mired in bureaucratic red tape that are putting the well-being of New Jersey residents in danger was approved Monday by the Assembly Health & Senior Services Committee.
The bill's (A-4467) two-pronged approach would allow first responders to more quickly deploy additional doses of naloxone - the life-saving anti-overdose medication - without an additional and unnecessary approval of their EMS Director and allow first responder departments to use any FDA-approved naloxone product, regardless of dosage.
Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Mazzeo, Mukherji & Downey Opioid Antidote Bill Advances
Measure Will Allow Pharmacies to Dispense Antidote without RxLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Vince Mazzeo, Raj Mukherji and Joann Downey designed to ensure that opioid antidotes are available to help prevent overdoses was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.
The bill (A-2334) would expand public access to opioid antidotes, such as naloxone hydrochloride, by amending the provisions of the "Overdose Prevention Act" (OPA) in order to authorize pharmacists to supply opioid antidotes to patients without prescriptions under a standing order that would be required to be issued by the Department of Health.