Many different organizations are doing their part to fight the opioid epidemic, and the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office is among them. State Treasurer Mike Frerichs says drug companies must act to address the epidemic or face financial consequences.
Frerichs, as the state’s chief investment officer, says these companies need to change their practices or the state could take its money to invest elsewhere.
Frerichs says he is joining his counterparts in other state’s to tell these drug companies they must help combat the opioid epidemic.
Frerichs says it will take a multi-pronged approach to reign in and solve the opioid crisis across the country, but that his office will do its part to help.