Rutledge Joins 11-State Push For Deeper Cuts In Opioid Pill Manufacturing

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined an 11-state coalition calling on the federal government to implement sweeping reforms by accounting for the misuse of prescription painkillers and ultimately leading to the manufacturing of fewer opioid pills in 2019.

“Arkansas has been at the forefront of fighting the opioid epidemic,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This is a multi-faceted problem, and I am committed to an all-of-the-above approach that includes decreasing the number of opioids released into the system as one more way to fight this deadly epidemic. This reform, along with my educational Prescription for Life program, Arkansas’s lawsuit to hold opioid manufacturers accountable, and other statewide efforts will curb this crisis impacting families across our state and nation.”    MORE

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