Mullin highlights new law against opioids in Oklahoma
As of today, countless people have been affected by opioid addiction as well as overdoses. Every community in the U.S. has been impacted because of the epidemic. In fact, according to a recent column from Mullin, statistics showed Oklahoma as having the 10th highest drug overdose death rate in the U.S. in 2014.
Mullin announced his commitment to have more discussions about the ongoing opioid epidemic in the U.S. Additionally, he went to his local district to highlight a single bicameral and bipartisan solution, which is now a law. The goal is to reverse the epidemic, giving people back their lives and their health.
“There is still more work to be done, both here in the district and across the state,” Mullin said. “That is why I am going to continue to meet with community leaders to talk about the way forward. I will talk with veterans groups and tribal leaders, doctors and patients -- whoever can help shed light onto the issue so we can come up with a way to defeat it, and still allow those who legitimately need the medication to have access to it.”
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