Senator’s bill to clear prescriptions during crises signed by governor

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Valley News - Health
A Riverside County lawmaker’s bill to relieve pharmacists from complying with every security requirement in processing prescriptions for painkillers and other drugs during emergencies will be state law Jan. 1. Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, introduced Senate Bill 569 in February, and it was unanimously approved by both the Assembly and Senate. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the measure into law Wednesday. Stone brought the bill forward, with the support of the California State Board of Pharmacy, based on the experiences of patients and health care providers during the 150,000-acre Camp Fire that destroyed the town of Paradise last year, killing dozens. According to Stone, who is a licensed pharmacist, people suffering emotional disorders and health complications requiring a regimen of p
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