Michigan State Capitol will host a public hearing on July 21 (Tuesday) to discuss prescription drug abuse and ask for recommendations in addressing this lingering issue.
The hearing serves as an action plan for the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, which was created in June by Gov. Rick Snyder. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, chairperson of the task force, is asking the general public to help the state come up with tangible plans to prevent the issue on prescription drug abuse from escalating. “We are eager to hear the ideas and thoughts of our state’s concerned residents in order to develop a more effective strategy to address this critical issue,” said Calley in a news item.
Michigan is serious in combatting the drug abuse problem. In fact, the state will set aside $1.5 million for measures to prevent abuse of prescription drugs, painkillers and opioids. The budget will be available in October of this year.
Among the members of the task force include Michigan police chief Kriste Kibbey Etue, Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Human Services head Nick Lyon.
If you are interested to join the hearing, head to the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday at 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
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