Appalachian Opioid Update

Federal, state and local law enforcement and health officials gathered in Cincinnati this week to announce a significant law enforcement operation regarding the opioid epidemic in the Appalachian region.This announcement regards the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force (ARPO), an operation that aims to target medical professionals who have abused their licenses and also profited from the opioid industry.Officials said since the proposal of ARPO three years ago, they have charged more than a hundred individuals who are responsible for the distribution of more than 100 million pills.

Source: MG News

Return to News