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Rep. Four Price tapped to lead House panel studying opioids, drug abuse

Oct. 23, 2017
Amarillo Globe-News

State Rep. Four Price has been tapped by the Texas House Speaker to lead a group of lawmakers studying opioids and substance abuse.

Speaker Joe Straus on Monday announced he had selected Price, an Amarillo Republican, to chair a newly created House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse.

The committee will study the prevalence and impact of substance abuse and substance use disorders in the state during the legislative offseason, according to a news release. It will report its findings before the Legislature convenes for its next regular session in 2019.

“Opioid addiction is a national epidemic that has had a devastating impact on many lives,” Straus said. “It’s important that we learn more about the prevalence and impact of opioid addiction and other substance abuse issues in Texas.”

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