During the past several weeks, as I have talked to constituents, many have brought up the issue of pill mills. Besides preserving freedom, securing public safety is probably the most important issue addressed by government.
The legislation also enhanced the Ohio Automated Rx Review System, which diminishes the potential for drug abuse and simplifies the process of tracking individuals who have drug-seeking behavior. This was a big step in the right direction to tackle a problem that kills, on average, four Ohioans every day.
Additionally, in May of this year, the House passed legislation that would provide further protections against dangerous drug use. House Bill 334 would make it easier to track and regulate over-the-counter sales of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, substances used to make harmful methamphetamines.
As a father, it is important to me that my children and everyone else's children grow up in a safe environment. I proudly supported these bills because I believe they effectively address an issue that was growing out of control in Ohio. Thanks to HB 93, pill mills are now shut down in Ohio, people are getting the help they need, and our state is better for it.