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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control, toured the region with U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers. Their visit included a discussion of the opioid epidemic and an effort to reduce new HIV infections in Arkansas.

During the last months, the Matt Adams Foundation for Opioid Recovery has distributed about 300 Naloxone kits to the community. The group is hosting a benefit concert May 19 at George's Majestic Lounge to help support their work.  

The conversation about how opioids can, and should, be prescribed continues in Arkansas. We have a special report from Karen Tricot Steward of our partner station KUAR in Little Rock.