On Monday, October 2, Medical Alley will host the first of a series of roundtable meetings, bringing together legislators and industry leaders to address what has been called the greatest public health crisis in America today. The opioid crisis claimed over 20,000 lives nationwide in 2015 and while much ink has been spilled on the causes and consequences, too little attention has been paid to potential solutions. Nationally, there seems to be a greater appetite for assigning blame than there is for finding workable solutions.
Minnesota is uniquely positioned to address the opioid epidemic because of our wealth of medical knowledge and expertise from across the entire healthcare spectrum, our diverse population, and the willingness of our leaders to pursue creative and inventive solutions to solve seemingly intractable problems. The Medical Alley Association is proud to support the efforts by local companies and legislators to once again demonstrate our state’s ability to tackle difficult problems head-on.
This first roundtable will feature Medical Alley CEO Shaye Mandle, as well as representatives from AtriCure, Boston Scientific, Smiths Medical, and SpineThera. The meeting will be hosted by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, with Senator Michelle Benson (Chair, Health and Human Services Committee), Rep. Matt Dean (Chair, Health and Human Services Committee), Sen. Chris Eaton, Sen. Julie Rosen, Rep. Tony Albright, Rep. Dave Baker, Rep. Laurie Halverson, Rep. Deb Hilstrom, Rep. Tina Liebling, Rep. Marion O’Neil, and Rep. Roz Peterson slated to attend. The roundtable is free and open to the public. For more information on time and location, click here.