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Trone and Rutherford Hold Workshop on Opioid Epidemic

April 19th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Congressman David Trone has wrapped up a tour of the Sixth Congressional District focused on the opioid epidemic. The three-day tour began Tuesday with a NARCAN training and culminated Thursday evening in Hagerstown with a workshop on the opioid epidemic with special guest Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.  In Congress, Trone has made tackling the opioid epidemic a top priority. In his first months in office, he started the Freshmen Working Group on Addiction, a bipartisan group of more than 50 Members dedicated to solving the addiction crisis in this country. This month, he announced the introduction of the bipartisan Providing Officers With Electronic Resources (POWER) Act, which would help law enforcement agencies secure high-tech, portable screening devices that assist offers in the detection of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs. The Maryland Democrat maintains that it will take a total team effort- federal, state and local- along with the private sector- to work toward identifying real solutions…

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