VIDEO: Commissioner Smith partners with Association of Oregon Counties to educate seniors on opioid use

August 18, 2017

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and Bill Hall, President of the Association of Oregon Counties joined seniors on Saturday, Aug. 12 to discuss opioid abuse among older adults.

Staff representing the Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division and the Aging, Disability & Veterans Services Division were also on-hand for the discussion. The event comes on the heels of Multnomah County filing a lawsuit on Aug. 4 against drug companies, distributors and doctors saying they conspire to hide the danger of prescription pain pills in order to promote the widespread, long-term and lucrative use of their opioid products.