(NewsWest9) — The fight against fentanyl in Texas continued Thursday at the state capitol.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a “One Pill Kills” summit, where over 250 fentanyl advocates from across the state came together to continue to work on finding solutions to the deadly problem.
Abbott held a press conference after the summit, where he announced two items of action. This comes after he designated the fentanyl crisis as an emergency item during his state of the state address in February.
That decision by the governor has allowed for progress to be made more quickly in the effort to save lives.
“This is a fight that cannot be fought alone,” said Stefanie Turner, founder of the organization Texas Against Fentanyl. “We need help, we need action and we cannot – and will not – back down.”
On Thursday, Turner and her organization helped Abbott stage three panel discussions aimed at fighting the crisis, and they resulted in action being taken.