Mexican and Colombian drug cartels are pumping more and more Heroin into the U.S. because of the higher demands fueled by the out-of-control opioid prescription drug epidemic.
Across the nation, Americans are reverting to the much cheaper Heroin because they can no longer receive, for afford to pay for a prescription of the opioid their body craves.
This past Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) struck a blow to the narcotic addiction epidemic by signing a bill that ordered Arizona’s Medicaid plan and state employee insurance plan to cut prescriptions to addicting painkillers.
BREAKING: I just signed Executive Order 2016-06 limiting 1st fill of addictive prescription opioids to 7 days when the state is the payer. pic.twitter.com/GmmN2h6Yn1
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) October 24, 2016
-Adults can only get a 7-day supply on an initial opioid prescription.
-Kids will not receive a opiod prescription for more than 7 days, unless they have some form of “traumatic injury,” cancer, or any similar “chronic disease.”
“This is a preventive step, and one we hope that employers and insurance companies will follow our lead to address the scourge of addiction on the front end.” -Gov. Doug Ducey
Ducey also added that state employees wouldn’t have to seek pre-approval for the brain receptor-blocking prescription drug Vivitrol.