Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the legislature to pass new laws in hopes of addressing the opioid epidemic. He says one of his proposals would create new limits on how many pills doctors can prescribe.
"We'd limit it to seven pills for adults, three for those under 21. Other states are doing this, red states, blue states, purple states, we should do it as well," Ferguson said.
But, of course, there would be exceptions. Cancer patients and others suffering from chronic pain would get a break. Ferguson says his intent is to prevent overprescribing.