Carl's Law Announcement
Please join our team in supporting
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster
as she announces the introduction of
Carl's Law is a piece of legislation that will be introduced by Congresswoman Kuster tomorrow. It was inspired by the tragic story of Carl Messinger of Holderness, New Hampshire.
Carl was a young man in recovery from his battle with heroin when he was prescribed cough medicine that contained an opioid. This medicine triggered drug seeking behavior and eventually led to his fatal overdose.
Carl's Law is a common sense piece of legislation that will:
- Call upon prescription drug manufacturers to clearly label any drug containing an opiate.
- Call upon prescription drug manufacturers to prominently state on their label that addiction is a possible outcome of their product.
- Assist in creating a culture of transparency and education among prescription drug manufacturers, as well as providers.