CT Attorney General to Speak on the Opioid Crisis

William Tong

The Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich (RMA) will host Connecticut Attorney General, William Tong, speaking on “Enforcement Actions against Generic Drug Manufacturers and the Opioid Crisis,” on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. The program takes place at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave.

America’s opioid problems have become a crisis of national proportion. Once an admired healer of the sick, the pharmaceutical industry has exploited the public’s desire for medications in search of ever higher profits. William Tong, Connecticut’s recently elected Attorney General, has been leading efforts to halt abuses by drug manufacturers and distributors and to hold accountable those responsible. He will discuss the opioid crisis and the actions the government has taken against the industry to end this exploitation.

Tong is the 25th Attorney General of Connecticut and the first Asian American elected at the statewide level. Before his election as Attorney General, he served for 12 years in Connecticut’s General Assembly representing the 147th District, which includes North Stamford and Darien. Most recently, he served as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee where he was responsible for all legislation related to constitutional law, criminal law, civil rights, consumer protection, probate, judicial nominations and the Judicial branch, and major areas of substantive law.

During his service in the legislature, Tong helped lead passage of landmark legislation, including the Connecticut Second Chance Act, Domestic Violence Restraining Order Act, Lost and Stolen Firearms Act, the Act Protecting Homeowner Rights, and the Act Protecting Schoolchildren.

The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public; no reservations are required. For additional information, visit greenwichrma.org or contact info@greenwichrma.org

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