Sen. Tammy Baldwin discusses addiction issues during stop in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW)- Senator Tammy Baldwin was in Eau Claire Tuesday holding a roundtable discussion on Wisconsin’s addiction crisis.

The discussion was part of Baldwin’s "In Your Corner Tour" which is a week-long statewide swing to highlight addiction issues in our communities.

Baldwin met with recovery advocates, people and family members impacted by addiction to discuss local prevention, treatment and recovery. 

Baldwin said there’s still a lot more that can be done on the federal level.

"Make sure that our medical community is doing everything they can to not be a contributing factor to this," Baldwin said. "You heard us talk about the pain scale, but I think that there’s a number of others, and those pharmaceutical companies have found that it’s terribly profitable to make oxycodone and trying to convince the medical community that it’s not a worrisome thing."

 At the roundtable Baldwin heard stories from recovering addicts and what they believe needs to be changed to help prevent addiction. 

Baldwin said hearing everyone’s stories helps inform her as she goes back to Washington to fight for the best response.

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