COLUMBUS - 

State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) will join state and local leaders on Friday to announce legislation aimed at strengthening efforts to combat prescription drug abuse in Ohio.

Who:      State Senator John Eklund
               Andrea Boxill, Deputy Director for the Governor's Opiate Action Team 
               Kilee Yarosh, B.S., R.PH, President of the Ohio Pharmacy Board
               Kim Fraser, Executive Director of the Lake County ADAMHS
               Briana, recipient of local addiction services

When:    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Where:   Lake County ADAMHS Conference Room
               One Victoria Place, Suite 205
               Painesville, Ohio 44077

Please direct press inquiries to Clark Siddle by phone at (614) 466-9009 or by e-mail at Clark.Siddle@OhioSenate.gov

 
 
 
  
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