AIA Statement on the Passage of California's Cures Database Bill

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Katie Pettibone, Western Region Vice President for the American Insurance Association (AIA), released the following statement today in response to California Governor Jerry Brown signing SB 482, the CURES Database Bill, into law.

Katie Pettibone, Western Region Vice President for the American Insurance Association (AIA), released the following statement today in response to California Governor Jerry Brown signing SB 482, the CURES Database Bill, into law:

"California has taken an important step in preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse by passing SB 482 into law. The CURES database will be critical to helping doctors prescribe medication responsibly and appropriately given each patient's medical history. We applaud the legislature and Governor Brown for ensuring patient and public safety by passing this lifesaving measure."

SB 482 mandates doctors use the CURES Database to check a patient's medical history before prescribing certain controlled substances.

The measure is intended to prevent prescription painkiller abuse.

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Celebrating its 150th year in 2016, the American Insurance Association (AIA) is the leading property-casualty insurance trade organization, representing approximately 350 insurers that write more than $140 billion in premiums each year. AIA member companies offer all types of property - casualty insurance, including personal and commercial auto insurance, commercial property and liability coverage for small businesses, workers' compensation, homeowners' insurance, medical malpractice coverage, and product liability insurance.

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