On April 10, 2013, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives applauding the efforts of the 2nd National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, hosted by Operation UNITE, in Orlando, Florida last week. Headliners included U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske; Dr. Margaret "Peggy" Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-11); U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-10); and U.S. Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09).
“Last week, I had the great honor and pleasure of helping host, in Orlando, Florida, a drug summit on prescription drug abuse,” said Rogers, co-founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. “Almost 1,000 people from 49 states and several foreign countries, focusing on the problem. That’s the second year we’ve done that.”
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At the 2013 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit April 2-4 in Orlando, Florida, Rogers delivered a keynote address and participated in a Congressional Panel on Prescription Drug Abuse. In 2009, Rogers joined with former Representative Mary Bono Mack to form the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov or follow Rogers on Twitter and Facebook.