NH Senate backs opioid warning label
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The New Hampshire Senate, in the face of opposition from drug companies, passed a bill Thursday that would require pharmacists to put a warning label on opioids.
A floor amendment to House Bill 359 would change the warning from a red cap to a removable orange label, in deference to fears that the former would be a red flag for people who want to steal or otherwise use opioids illegally.
But that wasn’t enough for the pharmaceutical industry, which wanted to make the labels voluntary and urged counseling and brochures instead.