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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:

  1. Barring pharmaceutical companies from contributing to federal election campaigns;
  2. Better training and laws for doctors and providers prescribing opioids;

  3. More funding for scientific research on addiction treatment; and

  4. Large-scale public education efforts.