HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB:RBCC) expects legislation in New Jersey giving additional credence and importance to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs to have a positive effect on patients and on distribution of Naltrexone, a drug MATs use to fight opioid addiction.
Governor Chris Christie signed into law Senate Bill 2381/Assembly Bill 3723, which allows persons who use MAT programs for substance abuse disorders to successfully complete drug court. Previously, those patients had to stop MAT before being permitted to successfully finish court. This legislation brings the Garden State in line with current clinical standards and has been hailed by many medical advocates and government officials.
RBCC CEO Kimberly Palmer praised the legislation and its potential to make a critical difference against substance abuse. “Now patients won’t have to stop treatment to complete court,” Palmer said. “They can continue treatment and repair their lives. This was much needed legislation. RBCC looks forward to working with New Jersey officials on making Naltrexone a bigger part of the state’s MATs and getting it in the hands of patients who will greatly benefit from its use.”
New Jersey has had success in curtailing addiction. It has reached seven out of 10 possible indicators denoting promising strategies to curb prescription drug abuse. However, the state also recently saw nearly 6,700 admissions to state-licensed or certified substance abuse treatment programs due to prescription drug abuse, a nearly 300 percent jump over the past decade.
“New Jersey has clearly made great strides,” Palmer said. “But there’s a long way yet to go. RBCC is eager to help the state reach its goals.”
For more information on RBCC’s initiatives, please visit www.rainbowbiosciences.com.
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