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State Rep. Kevin Tanner sponsors one of three opioid bills signed by Gov. Deal
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Rep. Kevin Tanner - photo by For the Dawson County News
A bill written by a Dawsonville and northwest Forsyth legislator can now help reduce over-prescription of opioid narcotics by cutting down on "doctor shopping" and expanding the state's drug-monitoring program. Gov. Nathan Deal signed three pieces of legislation Thursday morning addressing the heroin and opioid prescription pill addiction epidemic that has a stronghold across the nation, in Georgia and within Forsyth County, one of which was sponsored by District 9 state Rep. Kevin Tanner.