Minnesota opioid task force to hold 1st meeting next week

This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York.

Updated: September 18, 2019 12:43 PM

Minnesota's new task force on the opioid crisis will hold its first meeting next week on how best to spend $20 million from new licensing fees on the pharmaceutical industry.

The Department of Human Services on Wednesday announced the 19 members of the Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council. They include legislative and tribal leaders; health care professionals; experts in addiction, mental illness and public health; individuals in recovery and chronic pain sufferers.

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