PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. governors meeting in Rhode Island say they’re frustrated more progress hasn’t been made in combatting the opioid overdose epidemic and they share a sense of urgency in addressing it.
More than 20 governors discussed ways to curb opioid abuse Thursday during the National Governors Association summer meeting in Providence.
Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper told the other governors he has “had enough” and he knows they have too.
Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker spoke about how crucial it is to address the overprescribing of prescription pain medications in the U.S.
Several governors stressed the importance of attacking the problem from multiple angles, including prevention, education, treatment and law enforcement.
The acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy moderated the discussion.