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File #: 180695    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/21/2018 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 11/29/2018
Title: Amending Title 9, "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," of The Philadelphia Code to add a new Section 9-637, entitled "Opioid Antidote Availability," to require pharmacies to stock opioid antidotes and display signs giving notice of opioid antidote availability to customers, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy18069500.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/11/20180 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
11/29/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
11/15/20180 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/15/20180 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
11/15/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/13/20180 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
11/13/20180 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
11/13/20180 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
6/21/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
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Amending Title 9, "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," of The Philadelphia Code to add a new Section 9-637, entitled "Opioid Antidote Availability," to require pharmacies to stock opioid antidotes and display signs giving notice of opioid antidote availability to customers, all under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, Philadelphia and the United States at large are in the midst of an unprecedented opioid overdose epidemic, which the Governor of Pennsylvania declared a disaster emergency in January 2018; and

WHEREAS, more than 1,200 Philadelphians died from drug overdose in 2017, which is approximately double the number of Philadelphians who died from drug overdose in 2014; and

WHEREAS, nearly 90% of overdose deaths in Philadelphia involve an opioid and could be reversed by the opioid antidote naloxone; and

WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Physician General has issued a standing order for dispensing naloxone without an individual prescription, enabling Pennsylvanians to carry naloxone in case of an encounter with a person suffering an opioid overdose; and

WHEREAS, the 2018 United States Surgeon General's Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose broadly endorses naloxone and highlights research showing that increasing naloxone availability can decrease overdose deaths; and

WHEREAS, a 2016 University of Pennsylvania report found that only 40% of pharmacies in the seven Philadelphia zip codes with the highest opioid overdose rates regularly stocked naloxone; now, therefore


THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:


SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:


TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS

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CHAPTER 9-600. SERVICE AND OTHER BUSINESSES

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ยง 9-637. Opioid Antidote Availability.

(1) Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the f...

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