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Murray Issues Statement On Her Opioid Plan for Delaware

Today, Republican gubernatorial nominee, Julianne Murray announced her plan to solve the opioid crisis in Delaware. Delaware ranks thirteenth in the nation with deaths from
opioid abuse. Additionally, the state serves as a hub for the movement of illegal opioids throughout the nation. The Murray plan will address this public health crisis.

“Opioid abuse in Delaware is a public health emergency and it is long past time that it be declared as such,” said Julianne Murray. “On day one I will do this. The emotional and financial toll this takes on families is impossible to describe.

“We must modify prescriber practices in prescribing opioids,” continued Murray. “Far too often we see doctors just prescribe opioids never thinking of the consequences. That must stop.
“Finally, we must combat the illegal transport of opioids through Delaware,” concluded Murray. “This means giving law enforcement the tools they need to stop the transportation of illegal opioids.”

The Murray Plan for Delaware’s Opioid Crisis consists of:
• Declare Opioid Abuse in Delaware a Public Health Emergency
• Statewide Task Force on Opioid Drug Abuse
• Modify Prescriber Practices
• Community Health Education Initiatives
• Crackdown on the spread of illegal opioids in the state

 

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