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Hultgren on Opioid Epidemic: “Our fight is far from over”

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) delivered a statement on the House floor in support of the House’s efforts this week to pass a series of bills combating heroin and opioid abuse, and to encourage communities across the country to come together to fight this epidemic.

Among other bills passed this week was H.R. 3680, the Co-Prescribing to Reduce Overdoses Act of 2015, a bill Rep. Hultgren cosponsored which would help reduce drug overdoses across the country by giving at-risk patients better access to lifesaving overdose reversal drugs.

Rep. Hultgren has been a leader in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse in northern Illinois.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. They support the root cause. Also, where is “just say now”? The truth is, drug use did fall way off by the 90s. That is statistically verified by surveys of high school seniors. Nancy was strong, these guys are weak. Trump is strong.

  2. I hope that fewer Americans will use heroin and opioid, but drug laws should be passed by state legislatures, only. Federal drug laws violate the 10th Amendment. I read every word of the Constitution, and I didn’t see the word “drug.”

  3. These nitwits will screw people who have had surgery. They know who the bad doctors are but don’t want to take the time to go after them. Can it be any harder to get a prescription filled these days?