LONDON – Operation UNITE, the advocate-driven nonprofit to combat substance abuse in Kentucky, is urging the Senate to bring House Bill 330 to passage this session.
This legislation would increase patient access to abuse-deterrent opioids, which have been proven effective in lowering the misuse of prescription drugs that often leads to addiction.
Nancy Hale, President and CEO of Operation UNITE, has released the following statement regarding HB 330:
“Abuse-deterrent opioids could play a critical role in preventing Kentuckians from falling victim to prescription drug abuse and addiction – but only if patients can access them through their health plans. Currently, many Kentucky insurers do not cover these life-saving treatments.”
“I have seen first-hand the physical, financial and emotional tolls that addiction has taken on Kentucky families and communities. On behalf of the many thousands of Kentuckians who have been impacted by opioid abuse, I urge our Senators to pass House Bill 330 this session.”
For more information about Operation UNITE visit their website at www.operationunite.org.