Keep Up Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse, Senators Urge

A group of senators working to reduce the toll of prescription drug abuse sent letters to government officials and health groups this week, urging them to continue fighting what they called a national epidemic.

The bipartisan group of senators who wrote the letters are members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, The Hill reports. The senators called for increased public education on the issue, as well as training of law enforcement officials.

“With our shared goal of preventing and reducing prescription drug abuse in this country — a crisis that demands continued action, we expect that your activities in this area will continue, and we stand ready to assist you,” the senators wrote.

Full story of prescription drug abuse at drugfree.org

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