There is no argument that the rise in opioid abuse needs to be addressed. Each party has a plan they back.
President Donald Trump received from American Clinical Laboratory Assn: $217 on Opioids
Senator Amy Klobuchar received from American Assn for Justice: $25k, National Beer Wholesalers Assn: $25k, American Federation of Teachers: $5k, plus $17.1k from others on Opioids
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FOR Republicans

The republican platform supports the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which focuses on the frontlines battling opioid abuse. Examples include drug awareness, limiting prescriptions, and making the reversal drug Naloxone readily available to first responders. source

FOR Democrats

The democratic platform supports the CARE act, which focuses on regulating the systems that make opioids available. It would fund $100 billion over ten years to battle the opioid crisis. They also support penalties on companies that contribute to the rising problem and harsher restrictions on opioid prescriptions. source


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  • National Beer Wholesalers Assn
  • Nathanson+Hauck
  • American Assn for Justice
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Amgen Inc
  • Pfizer Inc
  • American Academy of Dermatology Assn
  • Merck & Co
  • American Medical Assn