Lack Of Drug Treatment Beds, Overprescribing Habits Highlighted At Roundtable To Fight Opioid Crisis
Lawmakers and other local leaders gathered to talk about the epidemic in a fact-finding meeting. "We heard a lot of 'don't throw money at something if it's not producing anything'. So I think that's very valuable to us," said Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale).
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Congressmen Dig Into Opioid Epidemic At Simi Valley Roundtable
Congressmen Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, hosted a roundtable Monday at Simi Valley City Hall to gather input from local leaders to help federal efforts to combat the nation's opioid epidemic and human trafficking. McCaul is the chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The roundtable was a fact-gathering, free flow of ideas that focused almost entirely on the opioid crisis. While billed as a roundtable on human trafficking as well, that topic was barely discussed. (Harris, 7/30)