Government
6:44 am
Mon October 14, 2013

TN Drug Law In Effect This Month

Beginning this month, prescriptions for opioid pain medicines and benzodiazepine medicines may not be dispensed in Tennessee in quantities that exceed a 30-day supply.

The new limits apply to pharmacies, dispensaries and mail-order programs located outside the state.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, some of the drugs limited under the new law are Lortab, Oxycontin, Percocet, Xanax and Valium.

The new law is part of a statewide effort to reduce prescription drug abuse.