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  • Collaboration leading Oklahoma’s opioid battle

    By: Sarah Terry-Cobo | The Journal RecordDecember 11, 2017 Dr. Jason Beaman, left, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, speaks as Jessica Hawkins, senior director of Prevention Services with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; Attorney General Mike Hunter; and Julia Jernigan, executive director of the Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association, listen during a rou...  Read More...

  • Enid News & Eagle: Opioid crisis facing the state discussed at addiction summit

    By Cass Rains Staff Writer Education was the most common theme for a solution to the state's mounting opioid crisis, officials said Wednesday during an addiction summit held in Enid.Members of OSU Center for Health Sciences, law enforcement officials, state and local leaders, and policy makers met for the Addiction in Rural Oklahoma Summit at Central National Bank Center. The summit was one of three across the state. One was held Tuesday in Lawton and another was planned for Thursday in Dur...  Read More...

  • Woodward News: Attorney General speaks at chamber luncheon

    By Rachael Van Horn Staff Writer Aug 15, 2017 Attorney General Mike Hunter was the speaker at the Woodward Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday. (Photo by Johnny McMahan)The opioid crisis, among other subjects, such as Dodd-Frank were among topics discussed at the Woodward Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday.Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter offered a presentation about the current status of the Oklahoma Attorney General's office since his appointment by Gov. Mary Fallin.   Read More...

  • The Journal Record: A cultural change: Viewing opioid addiction as a brain disease

    Panelists on a roundtable discussion on the state’s opioid crisis were Julia Jernigan, Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association; attorney Michael Burrage; Attorney General Mike Hunter; Jessica Hawkins, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; and Dr. Jason Beaman, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. The rountable, held Wednesday at KOSU’s studios on Film Row in Oklahoma City, was moderated by The Journal Record Associate Publisher and Editor Ted Streuli....  Read More...

  • The Journal Record: Editorial: A good plan

     Editorial: A good planBy: Journal Record StaffOklahoma’s opioid problem is well-documented and Attorney General Mike Hunter wants to do something about it.According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma in 1999 had 178 opioid-related deaths, a rate of 5.36 deaths per 100,000 people. The following year the rate was up to 7.36 per 100,000.   Read More...

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