Mullin Brings Together Community and Tribal Leaders to Discuss Solutions to Opioid Epidemic
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) hosted an opioid roundtable today to discuss the current impact of the opioid crisis across Oklahoma and identify potential solutions.
“After today’s roundtable discussion, it’s abundantly clear that the opioid crisis in Oklahoma is real and affecting so many of our families and friends,” said Congressman Mullin. “Now, it’s our turn to identify possible solutions to a problem that has been overlooked for too long. I’m hopeful that today’s informative and productive discussion will not be our last. Our community has shown its dedication to tackling the opioid epidemic head-on and I look forward to working together to turn the tide in Oklahoma.”
“The Cherokee Nation is honored to be part of Congressman Mullin’s roundtable discussion on seeking ways to curb the opioid crisis in Oklahoma,” said Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree. “The more awareness that we can all bring to this epidemic, the better the public will understand the overabundance of pills being shipped into our community at the hands of these pharmacies and opioid distributors and the affect it has on our people.”As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Health Subcommittee, Congressman Mullin has been active in his efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Along with Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), Congressman Mullin introduced H.R. 3528, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely (EPCS) Act, to mandate electronic prescriptions for all controlled substances under Medicare.
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