Tommy Pope on Drugs
Curb the opioid epidemic and focus on future prevention
The South Carolina House of Representatives initiated a push to fight the opioid epidemic. Legislation was introduced this week aimed at addressing the prescription opioid epidemic in our state. You may have even seen national news reports dedicated to
raising awareness of the growing problem. South Carolina is not immune. In 2013, the Inspector General released a report detailing problematic trends in our state related to drug overdoses.
In 2014, a task force was assembled to develop a multi-pronged approach aimed at curbing the current crisis while also focusing on future preventative measures.
Like many problems, this epidemic will not be fixed through legislation alone, but the task force did make several legislative recommendations. These steps are only the beginning.
Source: 2017 South Carolina House campaign website TommyPope.com
, Feb 27, 2017
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