In his latest piece for Laker/Lutz News, B.C. Manion reports on U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’ big-picture thoughts on the opioid epidemic, and the actions the representative is taking to do his part in addressing it. He spoke during a recent visit to AdventHealth Center Ice, in Wesley Chapel, where he met with members of the public and representatives of Live Tampa Bay — an organization that’s focused on drastically reducing deaths from opioid addiction.
“Currently, fentanyl is the leading cause of death in the nation for individuals ages 18 to 45,” said Bilirakis, who represents Florida’s 12th congressional district. “Folks, this is a national emergency. We must treat it like one. Our kids are dying. Our kids are dying.