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BEND, OR -- Oregon Congressman Greg Walden says the Opioid Crisis has hit his district hard. KBND asked if the perpetrators, including some medical professionals, will be punished. Walden says some already have been jailed and predicts more will be punished. Walden says the Congress and medical providers were told opiods were a miracle drug, effective in dealing with pain and not addictive. He says the medical profession was under pressure to get maximum pain relief as a condition of medical care. Walden says that led to opioids being heavily prescribed across the nation.

                                                                               

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