- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman who lost her son to a drug overdose is pushing for a law that would require warning labels on prescription narcotics.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/29fkpg2 ) Sue Messinger’s son, Carl, died in October 2014 from a fentanyl overdose. But she says it was cough syrup with codeine that triggered her son’s relapse.

Messinger and Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster are pushing for the passage of Carl’s Law that would call for prescription narcotics to carry a warning on the label. Kuster says people need to understand that opiates could cause drug-seeking behavior before they’re prescribed narcotics.

Messinger told her story in Concord at an event hosted by Hope for New Hampshire Recovery.

She’s urging anyone who’s been affected by addiction to push their representatives to pass the law.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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