The governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force holds its next public meeting Wednesday morning to present the beginnings of a plan to combat overdose deaths.
The group has been tasked with writing a strategic plan to fight opioid overdose deaths by the end of this year. And the group will give a glimpse of that plan at this meeting. It will likely address preventing addiction to painkillers and heroin, expanding treatment and recovery opportunities, and educating health care providers about their role in reducing the risk of overdose.
On that front, task force members will present their plan for enforcing participation in the state’s online prescription drug monitoring database. Few doctors enter prescriptions into the site now, but state officials hope more data could help spot troubling behavior sooner.
Note: The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14th from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at The Department of Administration, One Capitol Hill, Conference Room 2A.