For immediate release: Jul 16, 2012
Posted by: [s34]
Contact: Peg McLeish
Phone: 317-232-9507

Study committee to review state's regulation of pain medication

INDIANAPOLIS-- State Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) has been appointed to serve on the Health Finance Commission again in 2012. The Commission will review how the state regulates and monitors pain management facilities and prescribers of controlled substances in light of an increasing trend of pain medication abuse.

Sen. Breaux has also been appointed to the Indiana Commission on Autism, Community and Hope Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled BoardCommission on Developmental Disabilities,  Interagency State Council on Black and Minority HealthCommission on Minority and Women's Business Enterprises,  Indiana Recycling Market Development BoardRegulatory Flexibility Committee, State Fair, Advisory Committee, Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight, and the Indiana Commission for Women.

The Indiana General Assembly annually convenes interim study committees and permanent commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis of issues affecting the state. Recommendations from these committees are often the basis for future legislation. More information about committee topics, schedules and agendas is available online at

Breaux represents Indiana Senate District 34 which includes the near eastside of Indianapolis including portions of Center, Washington, Lawrence and Warren Townships. For more information on Breaux's legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit



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