FRIDAY IN FRANKLIN: SHAHEEN TO HOST ROUNDTABLE ON HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE WITH WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY ACTING DIRECTOR MICHAEL BOTTICELLI, MAYOR’S DRUG TASK FORCE

Earlier, Shaheen will attend General Electric Aviation company BBQ to greet employees and participate in a demonstration of Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet simulator

May 15, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli will host a roundtable discussion on the ongoing challenges facing local communities dealing with the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic in New Hampshire this Friday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Franklin. Shaheen and Botticelli will meet with members of the Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force at the Franklin Regional Hospital to discuss how law enforcement, health officials and community leaders can partner with the federal government to prevent and treat substance use disorders in New Hampshire. The Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force was formed in 2009 to combat drug and alcohol abuse among community youth and promote healthy living.

The discussion in Franklin will be Senator Shaheen’s third roundtable discussion on New Hampshire’s heroin and prescription drug abuse problem. Earlier this year, Shaheen called for federal investments to help law enforcement and health care providers in New Hampshire combat the growing problem and urged Attorney General Eric Holder to partner with local officials to fight the epidemic. She has also voiced concerns about potential addiction and drug-related death risks associated with Zohydro ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) a narcotic recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Earlier, Shaheen will attend a company barbeque at General Electric Aviation at 11:45 a.m. in Hooksett where she will meet with employees and participate in a demonstration of Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet simulator. Shaheen will also deliver remarks on the company’s support for our national security interests as well as New Hampshire’s economy.

Media planning to attend should email: Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov.

Visit to General Electric Aviation Company Barbeque

WHO:                  

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

WHAT:                

Visit to General Electric Aviation to meet with company employees and learn about Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet

 

WHEN:                

11:45 a.m.

Friday, May 16

WHERE:              

GE Aviation

31 Industrial Park Drive

Hooksett, NH

 

Roundtable with Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force

WHO:                  

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Michael Botticelli, Acting Director, National Drug Control Policy

WHAT:                

Roundtable discussion on New Hampshire’s growing heroin and prescription drug addiction epidemic

WHEN:                

2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 16

 

WHERE:              

Franklin Regional Hospital

Conference Room A-B

15 Aiken Avenue

Franklin