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Attorney General candidate on ‘BTL Live’

Matt Westerhold • Apr 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM

David Pepper, the presumptive Democratic nominee who will face off against Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in the November General Election, was our guest today. Pepper plans to talk about a five-point plan for battling Ohio’s heroin epidemic, which includes a multi-agency approach that treats heroin use as a public health crisis and tracks its effects in real time.


Watch the program in the player below


Pepper said if elected, he will work to drive down demand by supporting evidence-based prevention programs, targeting opioid oversupply and pushing for far more treatment capacity in every corner of Ohio — including within the criminal justice system.

“DeWine’s response has only come recently,” Pepper said during a news conference Tuesday, saying the “heroin unit” DeWine created has a mission that is poorly defined and unclear, and whose $1 million will accomplish very little. 




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