Last quote by Todd Hembree
Every life flight that we have to take to save an addicted child or treat an overdose, that's a cancer treatment that we don't have money for. That's diabetes treatment that we don't have money for. You don't have to be addicted to opioids to be harmed by this. The resources of the Cherokee Nation are being spent on this crisis that otherwise should be spent on our ordinary, everyday healthcare needs which are very significant.feedback
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Quotes by Todd Hembree
May 26 2017
For months and years, we have seen the effects of the opioid abuse in every aspect of our government and society, . We see it in outright death in Cherokee citizens. We want them to follow the federal law, the Controlled Substance Act and put in those practices that they're already supposed to do.feedback
May 26 2017
I've been Attorney General for six years and there's usually two ways that you can change someone's behavior. Number one is to put them in jail. Number two is to hit them economically hard enough. Well, I don't have the authority to put them in jail, but we have calculated the damages as to these defendants that we will get their attention enough, that they will comply with the law and put in those best practices that will stem this flood of opioids that is going into northeastern Oklahoma, or to the Cherokee Nation.feedback
May 26 2017
We just kinda had to step back and say, How do we make it stop?' We became aware that other states were bringing this type of lawsuit. We sat around our conference table and said, Well, if states can bring it, why can't the Cherokee Nation?feedback
Apr 20 2017
Today, we are facing another challenge, a plague that has been set upon the Cherokee people by these corporations. Their main goal is profit, and this scourge has cost lives and the Cherokee Nation millions.feedback
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