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Henry McMaster on Drugs

 

 


Opioids: awareness, information, treatment, & enforcement

The opioid epidemic is affecting every state in the country. 54% of the pills on the street come from your neighbor's medicine cabinet in an unused prescription of too many pills.

For the last three years, we had more opioid-related deaths in South Carolina than homicides and drunk driving deaths combined. In 2016, this "silent hurricane" killed 616 people.

And it's not just pills. Addictions intensify from one substance to another. From 2014 to 2016, heroin deaths increased 67%, plus a more than 700% increase in cases involving fentanyl.

We must take a bold new approach to this unprecedented threat. It consists of a "full court press," including awareness, information and treatment. Last month, I declared a statewide public health emergency. This allows us to bring the full power of the state's emergency management infrastructure, health care apparatus and law enforcement resources to bear--as a single team--upon the growing epidemic of opioid deaths, addiction and abuse.

Source: 2018 State of the State speech to South Carolina legislature , Jan 24, 2018

Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets

Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com , Jan 11, 2017

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Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
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NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D;resigned) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
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