WGA urges Congress to support state efforts for curbing the supply of illegally produced opioids

In correspondence with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) highlighted strategies to stem the supply of illegally produced opioids and limit inappropriate and nonmedical uses of prescription opioids. To this end, the letter of January 18, 2024, signed by WGA Executive Director Jack Waldorf, urged the federal government to “provide support for state interdiction activities and to utilize available tools, including sanctions, against individuals and groups involved in the illicit production and distribution of fentanyl and other drugs.” The letter also relayed the Governors’ desire for more education and awareness campaigns at the national and local levels. Read the full transmittal for additional details.  

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