*** Clic on the link to watch CBS- 60 Minutes exclusive interview with DEA:
Oct. 16, 2017
Governor Chris Christie and the President’s Commission addressing the Opioid Crisis;
I am sharing the link for you to read the 60 Minutes segment that aired last night on CBS. This story is very alarming. I lost my daughter to a prescription drug overdose in Largo, Florida, Jan.15, 2009 at the height of the opioid pill mill epidemic in Florida. I am shocked that the DEA is not able to do their job and is undermined by our U.S. Congressmen, including Rep. Tom Marino who has now been selected by President Trump as the U.S. candidate for the drug czar position.
This story is a slap in the face to all grieving parents whose child has died from a direct result of a prescription drug overdose. I would like to see a class action law suit against these elected officials who deliberately derailed our own DEA to do their job and stop these pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors from allowing access to these deadly opiates that killed our children.
I have been a Public Health Advocate for eight years. I will volunteer to testify on Capitol Hill and share my daughter Jennifer Reynolds story for the purpose of saving others lives who have a loved one currently struggling with a chronic substance use disorder. Too many have died of prescription drug overdose. Too many families are burying their children in America. Too little too late is not good enough.
I will be contacting President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (who signed by bill into law August 2015) Indiana HEA 1448- The Jennifer Act and my Indiana U.S. Congressman about this corruption taking place within our elected Congressional Leaders who are placed in position to represent their constituents in their states and the work of the DEA and stripped their agency of their power to take action. This is unacceptable in America and is fueling the opioid crisis. Why is congress passing a bill to stop the DEA and sponsoring these bills when people are dying in their states?
As a parent of a dead child from a prescription drug overdose and a public health advocate, I take this matter personal and want to see relevant exposure and changes taking place and I want to see Rep. Tom Marino vetoed as a drug zcar to represent the people of the U.S.
Parents like me need to have a platform for our voice to be heard on Capitol Hill.
RespectfulIy, am requesting a response to this letter via email or phone call.