OPIOIDS Act introduced to research what causes overdoses
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 6:16 AM EDT
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Americans are dying from opioid overdoses and a local lawmaker is trying to understand why.
Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, joined Sen. Rick Scott, R-Florida, in introducing the Overcoming Prevalent Inadequacies in Overdose Information Data Sets or OPIODS Act.
Welch said the goal is to help law enforcement better identify, understand and address opioid overdoses.
Last year, more than 230 Vermonters died from opioid-related overdoses, a 10% increase from the prior year and the highest number on record.
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