Controversial ADHD prescription rule scrapped from Georgia bill

"It would be impossible for a physician's office to manage that kind of onerous requirement," one advocate said.

Story highlights

  • Georgia bill provision would have required new ADHD prescriptions every five days
  • The bill was changed after outcry over the provision

(CNN)A provision of a Georgia Senate bill that would have required adults and children on ADHD medications to get new prescriptions every five days has been scrapped.

The proposed changes were presented before the Georgia Senate's Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday afternoon.
    State Sen. Renee Unterman, the committee's chairwoman, had created a bill aimed at curbing the abuse of prescription opioids in Georgia. But controversy erupted as word spread of the provision that would have imposed restrictions on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications, as well as other prescriptions of controlled substances.
    Georgia bill would require new ADHD prescriptions every 5 days