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  • The Norman Transcript: Oklahoma AG speaks about ongoing state legal issues

    By Jacob McGuire | Transcript Staff WriterOklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter spoke at the Norman Rotary Club's meeting on Feb. 1. In an effort to raise awareness of the legal issues the state is facing, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter spoke at the Norman Rotary Club’s Thursday meeting.During the meeting, Hunter spoke about a lawsuit his office filed against four drug manufactures last year.On June 30, Hunter filed a lawsuit claiming Purdue Pharma, Allergan, Teva, Janssen ...  Read More...

  • ICYMI: The Oklahoman: Editorial: Oklahoma opioid panel provides several good ideas

    In Case You Missed ItBy The Oklahoman Editorial Board | Published: January 28, 2018 12:00 AMA commission that spent half of last year studying the impact of opioids on Oklahoma produced 31 recommendations for slowing the scourge. It's encouraging that many don't require funding, and those ideas should be pursued with all due haste.The report released last week by Attorney General Mike Hunter, who led the commission, noted that drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma have increased by 91 percent...  Read More...

  • Bartlesville Examiner - Enterprise: Hunter Wants to Fight Opioid Abuse

    By Nathan Thompson nthompson@examiner-enterprise.comPosted Jan 25, 2018 at 12:01 AMOklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said he wants to continue the fight against opioid abuse and protect public safety, as he seeks a full term as the state’s chief legal and law enforcement officer.Hunter spoke with the Examiner-Enterprise on Wednesday during a visit to Bartlesville, one day after the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse released its findings and final recommendations for legislation, policy and...  Read More...

  • The Oklahoman: Author Tells Oklahomans: Prepare For a Long Road on Opioids

    by Meg Wingerter Related coverageOklahoma opioid commission unveils recommendationsSam Quinones speaks about his book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic" at the Oklahoma History Center on Tuesday. [Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman]Oklahoma City — America's opioid epidemic was the product of 20 years of silence, and conquering it will take years of work and hosts of ideas, a reporter who traced it said.Sam Quinones, a former Los Angeles Time...  Read More...

  • Janelle Stecklein: CNHI: Mike Hunter: From 'humble beginnings'

    By Janelle Stecklein CNHI Oklahoma Reporter | Jan 19, 2018 Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter discusses his first year in office during a recent visit to the Enid News & Eagle. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)OKLAHOMA CITY — Meet Mike Hunter for the first time, and it’s hard to ignore that his impeccably tailored suit is finished off with a pair of polished cowboy boots.For years, Hunter said he was afraid to don that footwear. A college mentor once told him they marked hi...  Read More...

  • 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...