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Kentucky Justice Secretary to address 2019 RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley will join today with leaders and experts from across the country – including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump – to discuss solutions to the nationwide opioid crisis at the 2019 RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley

Secretary Tilley will speak on innovative reforms and initiatives that are underway in Kentucky to lower overdoses and save lives. That includes strengthening treatment in prisons, establishing the KY Help Call Center, local-option syringe exchange programs, expanded access to naloxone, a three-day prescription limit for acute pain, the Kentucky State Police Angel Initiative, and the newly-announced $87 million Kentucky CAN HEAL Project, among many other efforts.

“Kentucky has emerged as a national policy leader amid this terrible epidemic, and we have an important story to tell,” Secretary Tilley said. “I’m eager to share our policy successes and engage with leaders from other states on the latest innovations. We must always remain on the forefront of efforts to beat back this horrible scourge.”

The Secretary is one of four scheduled to speak tomorrow afternoon following the keynote address from President Trump. Other speakers include James Carroll, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; Anne Hazlett, senior advisor for rural affairs at the of Office of National Drug Control Policy, and John Martin, assistant administrator in the Diversion Control Division at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

From Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

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