DENVER (KDVR) — U.S. Rep. Brittany Pettersen talks about fentanyl and her new bill aimed at overdose deaths on this week’s episode of “Colorado Point of View.”
Pettersen, the Democrat elected last year to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, is an advocate for ending the opioid epidemic, with opioid abuse personally hitting her family. Her new bill would require Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare to cover the costs for hospitals to hand out naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug also known by the brand name Narcan.
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Watch the full episode of “Colorado Point of View” in the video player above.
“Colorado Point of View” airs weekly on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Colorado’s Very Own Channel 2.