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Committee Bill No. 71

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 4631

 

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Referred to Committee on General Law

 

Introduced by:

 

(GL )

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2005) The Commissioner of Public Health, in consultation with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to assure that information about the reason for taking a prescription drug for a particular patient is readily available to such patient who is prescribed such drug and requests such information from a licensed pharmacist upon the filling or refilling of a prescription for such prescription drug.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2005

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To assist persons in remembering why their doctor has prescribed a particular prescription drug for them.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.

S.B. 71