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Barbin's limited use of fentanyl bill advances to the Senate

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HARRISBURG, Pa.- A bill proposed by state Rep. Bryan Barbin limited the use of fentanyl was passed by the House Wednesday.

The bill would restrict the use of fentanyl as pain medication in the medical field until the opioid and heroin epidemic declines. This comes in light of federal and ate opioid emergency declarations.

“The usage of fentanyl can be deadlier than heroin,” Barbin said. “Until the opioid and heroin pandemic subsides, we must take action in providing much needed relief to coroners, EMS providers and our law enforcement.”

The bill would also call for an annual report on the statewide number of fentanyl-related overdoses.

The measure now goes to the Senate.

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