Contact: Rep. John Nygren (888) 534-0089

Madison–State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) released the following statement regarding announced American Dental Association policy changes:

“I am happy to see the American Dental Association (ADA) take a proactive approach towards combatting our nation’s opioid epidemic. Through strong partnerships and collaboration with associations like the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), Wisconsin is a national leader on this issue. Many of the policy changes outlined by the ADA, like continued education for prescribers and prescription drug monitoring program utilization, have already been implemented in Wisconsin.

“Because of our hard work, Wisconsin has seen a 20% decrease in opioid prescriptions. This would not have been possible without the hard work of dedicated dentists throughout Wisconsin. I look forward to continue to find innovative ways to reduce addiction and save lives with the WDA.”

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