The Public Health Law Program provides selected resources for public health practitioners and their legal counsel.
State Laws on Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
Prescription Drug Overdose: State Laws, a website developed by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and CDC’s Public Health Law Program, offers an overview of seven types of state laws designed to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and highlights which US states have enacted them. This inventory depicts some of the legal and regulatory strategies states are using to address the epidemic.
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- Page last reviewed: July 12, 2012
- Page last updated: July 12, 2012
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