Iowa News: Iowa AG Miller supports stiffer penalties for irresponsible opioid makers
DES MOINES, IA — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined 38 state and territory attorneys general calling on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic and stem diversion.
“We have seen opioid manufacturers ignore their responsibilities,” the letter signed by Miller says. “… The consequences of turning a blind eye to suspicious opioid orders cannot merely be a cost of doing business.”
The bipartisan coalition sent a letter to chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Judiciary Committee — including Sen.