Sanders to hold student town meeting on opioids Friday in Burlington

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Sanders to hold student town meeting on opioids Friday in Burlington

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will hold a student town meeting at Burlington High School to discuss the opioid crisis in Vermont and throughout the United States. The meeting will be held Friday at 1 pm. Sanders will be joined by a panel including Dr Heather Stein, associate medical director at the Community Health Centers of Burlington, and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan. Following the panel discussion, there will be a question and answer session with the students.

Last year, more than 60,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the United States, including 112 in Vermont. Additionally, according to the Vermont Department of Health, Narcan was used on more than 2,200 Vermonters last year to reverse the effects of an overdose.

Attendance at Sanders’ Friday meeting is limited to Burlington High School students and staff. Members of the media are invited to attend the panel discussion, but due to the sensitive nature of the topic, the student question and answer portion will be off the record.

Student Town Meeting

What:  Student town meeting on opioid crisis

When: 1 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17

Where: Burlington High School; 52 Institute Road; Burlington

Source: BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 16 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)