After years of battling opiate addiction, Daniel Weidle passed away from an overdose after he was repeatedly denied access to the life
saving medication used to treat his illness.  Daniel was a deeply loved son, father, brother, and friend, taken far too soon by a disease that can, and should be treated.  Each day we lose 129 more people like Daniel as our nation struggles with the opiate epidemic.

 

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Opioid Reform Initiative is now introduced in the Ohio 132nd General Assembly known as Daniels Law Senate Bill 119. Recent changes incorporated into the bill are:

  • Requires Ohio office-based opioid treatment facilities- OBOTS – to offer patients all FDA approved medication-assisted treatments- MATs- the facility is licensed to dispense. The patient would now have a choice in their treatment options, as occurs in other diseases. Reducing the Medical Discrimination of the Disease of Addiction.
  • Grants authority to all Ohio licensed pharmacists to dispense or administer Naltrexone in pill or injection without a prescription. If the pharmacist can verify the person has been on Naltrexone. Creating a safety net for the patient on Naltrexone MATs.

This is a Grass Roots Campaign effort for reform. To improve treatment availability and options for the disease of addiction. To establish opioid prescribing guidelines that are consistent and monitored. To provide online educational tools for addiction prevention, treatment and support. We need your SUPPORT and your VOICE in order to achieve these goals. There will be a time in the future we will contact you to organize this effort. If you have services to offer, we welcome your resource.

 

On December 26, 2015 Daniel Weidle lost his life to heroin. Our mission is to tell his story in order to educate and empower our society in the fight against the disease of addiction as well as reform the medical community’s treatment of this epidemic.

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