By Jeff Raymond and Mollie Bryant
Oklahoma Watch 

In search of new ways to tame opioid crisis

 

September 17, 2017



Oklahoma is among the nation’s leaders in combating the opioid epidemic in some ways, but lags in others.

The question of what more Oklahoma can do to reduce the hundreds of fatal overdoses from prescription painkillers each year will hover over the 2018 legislative session. A commission chaired by Attorney General Mike Hunter plans to recommend by Dec. 1 new strategies for attacking the problem. Some or all of its proposals will be folded into legislation.

The latest overdose statistics show that Oklahoma has made progress in recent years in reversing opioid deaths. But health and law en...



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