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McKinley To Host Public Forum on Opioid Crisis

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Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 10:49 AM

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017

Contact: Alec Thomas (202) 225-4172

McKinley To Host Public Forum on Opioid Crisis

Federal and Local Representatives to Discuss Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) announced a public forum on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic on Monday, October 4th in Morgantown. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing with the federal agencies charged with overseeing efforts to combat the opioid crisis. McKinley is seeking to recreate this discussion for local residents. This event will be open to the public.


WHAT:           The Opioid Crisis in Rural America: A Public Forum

WHEN:           December 4, 2017 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

WHERE:        University High School; 131 Bakers Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV 26508

PANEL:          Karl Colder; Special Agent in Charge: DC, VA, MD & WV; Drug Enforcement Administration

Jean Bennett; Regional Administrator; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Jim Johnson; West Virginia Drug Czar

Dr. James Berry; West Virginia University

Dr. Christi Cooper Lehki; Chief Medical Officer; Highland-Clarksburg Hospital

Representative from the Food and Drug Administration

*Note: Panel is still being formed.

For more information on the forum, contact our Morgantown Office at (304) 284-8506.


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