Nov 24 2015
As we reflect upon what we're thankful for this holiday season, I want to express my appreciation for my family, our dear friends across southern and eastern Kentucky, and our military service men and women, along with the law enforcement community, for protecting our homeland and preserving our freedoms. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
In an effort to save lives from the threat of drug addiction, my colleagues and I are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to encourage doctors to prescribe safer painkillers. The same powerful opioids that doctors routinely prescribe are now available with abuse-deterrent formulas that can't be crushed, snorted or injected. On Friday, we sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, requesting a review of current labeling of those painkillers to ensure that physicians have the guidance they need to prescribe them and to improve patient access. Read more>>>
The 2015 Congressional App Challenge is underway for high school students interested in coding. The winning app from Kentucky's 5th Congressional District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol, along with winners from across the country. Students interested in participating can register online at congressionalappchallenge.us. The deadline to enter an app is January 15, 2016. Click the logo for details.
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