Blackburn, Bono Mack Want More Leadership From DOJ, HHS To Stop Illegal Diversion of Prescription Drugs


By:  Marsha Blackburn
Date: May 4, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Representatives Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) and Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking them to take a lead role in addressing the growing problem of prescription drug diversion. Representative Bono Mack serves as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Blackburn is Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee.

"I look forward to continuing to work with Chairman Bono Mack, Secretary Sebelius and Attorney General Holder on this issue," Blackburn said. "It has become evident through our hearings that more needs to be done to effectively curb prescription drug diversion. It's my hope that Secretary Sebelius, Attorney General Holder and DEA Administrator Leonhart will work proactively with health care stakeholders and law enforcement to develop a comprehensive strategy in which everyone fully understands the rules of the road and are on the same page working as a team to end this national epidemic."

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