State Representative Knute Buehler Plans House Bills to Tackle Oregon Opioid Crisis

Opioids are often prescribed by physicians as painkillers, but Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation. According to the Oregon Health Authority, in Oregon, opioids are becoming a source of addiction that kills an average of three Oregonians a week.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with State Representative Dr. Knute Buehler to discuss plans to tackle the opioid epidemic in Salem.