July 31, 2017

Senator Hassan: White House Opioids Commission Interim Report “Needs to Be More Than Just Words on a Page”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the interim report from the White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis:

“People are dying every day from the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis in New Hampshire and states across America. The interim report from the White House opioids commission outlines a number of recommendations that I have long supported, including boosting treatment capacity, requiring more prescriber education, and strengthening access to Medication-Assisted Treatment. This report needs to be more than just words on a page: we need quick action and real resources to equal the urgency of this crisis.  As we move forward, it is also critical that the Trump Administration commit to dropping efforts to slash Medicaid and end New Hampshire’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion, which would severely set back our efforts to combat this crisis. I continue to be ready and eager to work with anyone who is committed to take the urgent and continued action we need to stem – and ultimately reverse – the tide of this deadly epidemic.”

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