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Bowling discusses drugs, road issues
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The drug epidemic and new roads were two of the questions addressed Thursday afternoon during a town hall meeting conducted by state Sen. Janice Bowling.Bowling, who is in the second year of her first term as senator, addressed a small crowd gathered at Warren County Administrative Offices.One person spoke out against the drug problem and said people who are convicted of drug-related offenses should not be allowed to collect government assistance for five years. Bowling said one of her priorities this session was getting the Retractable Pain Act of 2001 repealed. Bowling said the act was the work of a pharmaceutical company that pressured the General Assembly to pass the law so any Tennessean could be prescribed pain medication with ease.“Can anyone guess what that medication was?” asked Bowling before revealing it was oxycotin.