(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Mike DeWine met today with the Ohio Attorney General's Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Council. The group will advise the Attorney General on prevention strategies and policy solutions, provide a forum to examine Ohio's efforts to combat the problem of prescription drug abuse, and identify and develop working relationships.
"Prescription drug abuse is not a problem in just one Ohio county," said Attorney General DeWine. "It's a problem in every corner of every county in Ohio. And while we are making progress in the fight against it, we continue to seek expert advice from those out in the field for the latest solutions. That's what we hope to find with the Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Council."
The Council is made up of 20 members who are education and outreach professionals, judges, health care experts, lawyers, prevention specialists, peace officers, and poison control professionals.
While today's meeting was the first to work on the mission, the group did have an introductory meeting in June.
"I am anxious to hear what this talented group of people will come up with," said DeWine. "We are stronger in the fight against prescription drug abuse – which is killing too many Ohioans – when we put our talents to work together."
The Ohio Attorney General's Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Council plans to meet once a month.
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