Lawmakers told there are no easy solutions for prescription drug abuse

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by Alicia Freese | February 18, 2013

[…] After the day’s testimony, the chair and co-chair of the Judiciary Committee said they were left with the impression that the problem extends beyond the doctor’s office.

“I was really interested in the recommendation that insurance covers things like acupuncture and massage … that is something we could look at in terms of legislation,” said Rep. Maxine Jo Grad, D-Moretown, vice chair of the Judiciary Committee. A drop-off center is a place where people can dispose of the extra pills form their prescription. Grad said making drop-off centers — locations where leftover prescription medicines can be left for safe disposal — more accessible is another solution within the purview of committee. […]