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Rep. Zac Ista joined this episode of Plain Talk to discuss his opposition to proposed income tax cuts, as did Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, who discussed a bill seeking to address drug prices.
"If you're frustrated about high prescription drug prices, I understand. I pay them too. It's no fun. But government price controls aren't the right solution to that problem."
"We know that reckless, profit-driven dispensing practices fueled the crisis; but ... with better systems in place and proper heeding of red flag warnings, pharmacies can play a direct role in reducing opioid abuse and in saving lives."
A southwest North Dakota woman has been arrested for her alleged involvement in stealing pain medication from a nursing home in Hettinger, N.D. Adams County Sheriff Jordan Fisher announced that his department launched an investigation into the matter, and has requested the assistance of the North Dakota BCI, federal DEA and ND Board of Health.

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Three Washington state men face federal charges after a search of a rental car near Bismarck.

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