(ST. PAUL, MN) – Senator Mark Koran (R-North Branch) was recently appointed to the Opioid Epidemic Advisory Council which was created to develop solutions to the opioid crisis. This new council is comprised of a variety of members including tribal leaders, legislators, health care professionals, and more. They will utilize their unique backgrounds to collaborate and create a plan to fight the crisis.
“Families are impacted by this epidemic every day,” said Senator Koran. “The members of this council realize we have a great responsibility to the people of Minnesota to end this cycle of pain and loss.”
The council will make recommendations which will be funded by the Opioid Epidemic Response Fund that is made up of fees collected from opioid prescribers and drug manufacturers. They will meet for the first time on September 27th and will make their final recommendations in March 2020.
“We have lost too many friends and loved ones,” added Senator Koran. “I am honored by the opportunity to work with each member of this council to put an end to this crisis and safeguard our communities against any more tragedy.”