End the Opioid Epidemic
"If big pharma would give even a fraction of its profits back to our communities, we would have the resources needed to solve one of the biggest challenges America has ever had to confront."
- Zak Ringelstein -
Fighting the opioid epidemic requires a joint emergency response on the local, state and national levels of government that starts with getting pharmaceutical companies out of Washington. Individuals and families affected need wrap-around support from health care services, mental health providers, faith centers, and other community groups. Mainers need support groups and increased access to overdose-reversing treatment, which requires more certified providers.
Our plan to end the opioid epidemic includes:
- Barring pharmaceutical companies from contributing to federal election campaigns;
Better training and laws for doctors and providers prescribing opioids;
More funding for scientific research on addiction treatment; and
Large-scale public education efforts.