Syracuse Police Chief In Support Of Joe Donnelly’s Proposal

The Police Chief in Syracuse is voicing his support for Senator Joe Donnelly's legislation proposed to combat heroin use and prescription drug abuse. Chief Tony Ciriello, who also serves as President of Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, says the entire group supports this bill as a way to reduce or eliminate the abuse and illegal sales of these drugs and the associated crimes. The bill calls for a task force comprised of prescribers, pharmacists and others from the medical community to develop best practices in the prescribing of pain medication. It would also authorize a prescription drug monitoring program for law enforcement and health officials to take in data related to prescriptions for controlled substances.