Rep. Klarides-Ditria Applauds EpiPen Legislation Being Signed into Law

Posted on July 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria, a member of the Public Health Committee, attended the bill signing of Public Act 19-19 – An Act Concerning Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Wednesday, June 26th.

Rep. Klarides-Ditria, a co-sponsor of the bill, said, “It is important that we established training, storage and medication administration requirements for the use of EpiPens. EpiPens are used daily to save lives and using them correctly and storing them correctly will save more lives.”

The bill allows an authorized entity (e.g., for-profit or non-profit entity) to acquire and maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) from a wholesaler and provide or administer them to a person experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. To do this, the authorized entity must (1) establish a medical protocol with a prescribing practitioner and (2) have at least one employee or agent trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, administering the medication, and following emergency protocol.

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Pharmacies Receive Approval to Collect Unused Prescription Drugs

Posted on July 11, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria, the House Republican Leader on the Regulation Review Committee, announced last week that the committee signed off on allowing pharmacies to collect unused prescription drugs to be properly disposed of.

“Making it easier for residents to dispose of unused prescription drugs will help prevent prescription drugs from potentially getting in the hands of children and younger adults,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “This is another step to helping combat

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New Laws – July 1st

Posted on July 9, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Monday, July 1st, many new laws that may affect you and our community went into effect.

I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can be accessed by clicking here. You can also find a copy of the 2019 Major Public Acts by clicking here.

Public Act 19-117 – An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2021

Public Act 19-103 – An Act Establishing a Pilot Program for Expansion of Advanced

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