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Last week, legislation was presented to Governor Rick Snyder regarding Public Act 307 and 308 which removes the age cap from legislation signed earlier this year for those who call 911 in an overdose situation. This is another strategy that other states have adopted to fight the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. Specifically, this would allow for any individual to call 911 when they witness an overdose, and by doing so, that individual, under certain circumstances, would receive immunity from prosecution of certain drug related offenses. Late last year, Public Act 220, the Good Samaritan legislation passed with an age provision of 21 and under. Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) along with other advocacy groups worked to remove the age requirement to ensure that more lives can be saved. A copy of the legislation can be found here.


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